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McCalla in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Blower House

Roupes Valley Iron Co.

 

— 1850's —

 
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By Sandra Hughes, August 5, 2015
1. Blower House Marker
Inscription.  
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.
 
Erected by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 31, 1865.
 
Location. 33° 14.989′ N, 87° 4.254′ W. Marker is in McCalla, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Confederate Parkway and Tannehill Road. Marker is located in Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12632 Confederate Pkwy, Mc Calla AL 35111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pipe DL & CO 1889 (here, next to this marker); Bessemer Sewer System (here, next to this marker); "Hot Pot", Ensley Works
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By Sandra Hughes, August 5, 2015
2. Blower House Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Charles Jefferson Stewart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Nail House (within shouting distance of this marker); Belcher House (within shouting distance of this marker); Peel House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Collins House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McCalla.
 
Also see . . .  Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Park website entry (Submitted on August 28, 2017.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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