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Near Marietta in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Office Building

Circa 1868

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Office Building Marker
Inscription.  Henry Musselman and Henry Watts built the Musselman Furnace in 1868. It was the last of eight anthracite furnaces built on the river floodplain. Later known as the Vesta Furnace, it was remodeled several times. In 1917, E.J. Lavino put it into operation producing ferromanganese used during World War I. The furnace ceased operations in c. 1930 and was dismantled soon thereafter. This building was used as an office building throughout its furnace operations.
 
Erected by Marietta Restoration Associates.
 
Location. 40° 3.53′ N, 76° 32.104′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from Furnace Road south of Donegal Place, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Donegal Place, Marietta PA 17547, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Watts Railroad Station (here, next to this marker); Donegal Place (a few steps from this marker); Frick Stationary Steam Engine (a few steps from this marker); Musselman/Vesta Furnace (a
Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Office Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Office Building Marker
few steps from this marker); Concrete Railroad Piers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pennsylvania Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Skip Hoist/Oil Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot-Blast Stove Bases (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, World I
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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