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

Stone Base of the Chimney

 
 
Stone Base of the Chimney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. Stone Base of the Chimney Marker
Inscription.  The chimney, which was used to exhaust the gases from the stoves, extended 140 feet into the air. At the bottom of each stove was an exhaust pipe that exits into an underground tunnel system that connects to the chimney. The tunnel system (pictured at left) was brick lined. (You can see the entrances to two of the tunnels at the side of the round stove bases.) The stone base of the chimney is one of the largest foundations that is still visible. The base of the chimney was hollow allowing the stove exhausts to escape up the chimney.
 
Erected by Rivertownes PA USA; Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 3.509′ N, 76° 32.115′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Robert Mowrer Drive south of Furnace Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Robert Mowrer Drive, 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. Hot-Blast Stove Bases (here, next to this marker); Skip Hoist / Oil Shed
Stone Base of the Chimney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. Stone Base of the Chimney Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Pennsylvania Canal (a few steps from this marker); Concrete Railroad Piers (a few steps from this marker); Frick Stationary Steam Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); Musselman / Vesta Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Donegal Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Musselman / Vesta Iron Furnace Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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