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Walkersville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Boiler House

 
 
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By Devry Jones, February 9, 2019
1. Boiler House Marker
Inscription.  This limestone chimney base is all that remains of the boiler house, where steam was produced to operate equipment throughout the site. Workers used steam to power pumps that kept the quarry dry, jack hammers that cut rock from the quarry, and a winch that pulled rock-filled carts to the kilns. It also powered the crushing and grinding machinery that produced the site's major products. The boiler house building also housed a small blacksmith shed for repairing equipment and making horseshoes for the work horse.

When the chimney was torn down, the red bricks were salvaged and used to construct the fireplace in the building which is now the park's Nature Center.
 
Erected by Frederick County Parks & Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 28.603′ N, 77° 22.154′ W. Marker is in Walkersville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Fountain Rock Court east of Fountain Rock Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8511 Fountain Rock Court, Walkersville MD 21793, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Boiler House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 9, 2019
2. Boiler House Marker
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Watercress Farming (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Quarry (about 500 feet away); Crusher Shed (about 600 feet away); Welcome to Fountain Rock Lime Kilns (about 600 feet away); Inside the Kiln (about 700 feet away); Chemistry in the Kiln (about 700 feet away); Working the Kilns (about 700 feet away); Atop the Kilns (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walkersville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Dec. 2, 2020