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Clinton Furnace

 
 
Clinton Furnace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Roger Dean Meyer, November 16, 2006
1. Clinton Furnace Marker
Inscription. Pittsburgh’s first successful blast furnace for making pig iron. Operations began near here, 1859, using Connellsville coke as fuel. The furnace’s technology initiated a new era, leading to more advanced furnaces capable of producing huge amounts of iron and resulting in the modern blast furnace. Clinton Furnace played an important role in establishing Pittsburgh’s dominance in iron and steel making. Operations ended in 1927.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.055′ N, 80° 0.277′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from West Station Square just east of Commerce Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is located along the Riverwalk at Bessemer Court at Station Square. Nearest address is 230 West Station Square. Located behind the Hard Rock Cafe. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bessemer Converter (here, next to this marker); John A. Roebling (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monongahela Wharf Commercial Buildings (approx. ¼ mile
Clinton Furnace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, May 7, 2011
2. Clinton Furnace Marker
City of Pittsburgh in the background
away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Scull (approx. 0.3 miles away); University of Pittsburgh Log Schoolhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Mining of Pittsburgh Coal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Founding of the Ironworkers Union (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  ExplorePA: Clinton Furnace. (Submitted on January 9, 2009, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Bessemer Converter Bucket Photo, Click for full size
By Roger Dean Meyer, November 16, 2006
3. The Bessemer Converter Bucket
Equipment from the Bessemer Converter Photo, Click for full size
By Roger Dean Meyer, November 16, 2006
4. Equipment from the Bessemer Converter
Steelmaking equipment from the Bessemer Converter Photo, Click for full size
By Roger Dean Meyer, November 16, 2006
5. Steelmaking equipment from the Bessemer Converter
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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