The Blast Furnaces

The Blast Furnaces (HM6T9)

Location: Scranton, PA 18505 Lackawanna County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 24.217', W 75° 39.814'

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These four stone stacks, built between 1841 and 1854, are the remnants of the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company blast furnaces. The area in front was the casting floor. The molten iron was run into sand channels formed in the floor which served as molds for pigs and sows, bars of iron. The entire area was covered by a huge casting shed. In addition to the casting shed, an engine house and fuel and ore sheds were associated with the furnace.

The blast furnaces were part of a larger complex of rolling mills and steel works. The rolling mills were located further up Roaring Brook. The iron from the furnaces was taken there, reheated, refined, and rolled into rails and bars. The first steel works were added in 1875.
HM NumberHM6T9
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 444534 N 4583776
Decimal Degrees41.40361667, -75.66356667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 24.217', W 75° 39.814'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 24' 13.02" N, 75° 39' 48.84" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 Cedar Ave, Scranton PA 18505, US
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