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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Scranton Iron Furnaces Historic Site

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

 
 
Scranton Iron Furnaces Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 23, 2018
1. Scranton Iron Furnaces Historic Site Marker
Inscription.  

Four anthracite-fueled blast furnaces from the 1850s still stand, reminders of iron and steel production in the valley.

The historic Scranton Iron Furnaces in the south end of the city represent the early iron industry in the United States. Four anthracite-fueled blast furnaces from the 1850s remain, serving as reminders of iron and steel production in the valley. Founded by Scranton, Grant and Company, the site became part of the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company.

Today, the historic site is home to an annual industrial arts festival in the spring, and a bonfire celebration in the fall, both of which pay tribute to the rich heritage of the region.

Plans have been proposed to rehabilitate the Iron Furnaces and upgrade the site's greenspace to make the venue a cultural destination, and to develop adjoining properties to create an Iron Arts District in South Scranton.
 
Erected by Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features

Scranton Iron Furnaces Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 23, 2018
2. Scranton Iron Furnaces Historic Site Marker
Looking NNE toward Broadway Street
Patriots & Patriotism.
 
Location. 41° 24.247′ N, 75° 40.38′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street and 3rd Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Broadway Street. Marker is at the Broadway Street Trailhead. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Schmidt Park/Kevin P Quinn, SJ Athletics Campus, Scranton PA 18505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Education (here, next to this marker); Roaring Brook (a few steps from this marker); Schmidt Park History (within shouting distance of this marker); 1902/1937 Roundhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1902/1937 Inspection Pit (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1865 Inspection Pit (approx. ¼ mile away); Pennsylvania Boxcars (approx. ¼ mile away); Turntable (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Iron Furnaces, part of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum. (Submitted on April 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company Furnaces National Register Nomination Form. (Submitted on April 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. About the Iron Furnaces Bonfire Festival. (Submitted on April 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Guidebook
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. (Submitted on April 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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