Blower House

Blower House (HM215O)

Location: McCalla, AL 35111 Tuscaloosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 14.989', W 87° 4.254'

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Roupes Valley Iron Co.

—1850's —

Built under the supervision of Moses Stroup to supply air blast for Tannerhill Furnace No. 1 (1859), this facility made use of blowing tubs and a large waterwheel. It remained in operation even after Furnace Nos. 2 and 3 were added in 1862 and equipment with a steam engine and hot blast stoves.

This facility was burnt by federal cavalry March 31, 1865 as part of Wilson's Raid.
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HM NumberHM215O
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Placed ByTannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 493395 N 3678984
Decimal Degrees33.24981667, -87.07090000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 14.989', W 87° 4.254'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 14' 59.34" N, 87° 4' 15.24" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12632 Confederate Pkwy, McCalla AL 35111, US
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