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Altoona in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alleghany Furnace

 
 
Alleghany Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 7, 2012
1. Alleghany Furnace Marker
Inscription.  Here in 1811, Andrew Henderson and Robert Allison built the second iron furnace in present Blair County. Elias Baker became three-fourths owner in 1836, and in 1844 (as he prepared to build his Greek Revival mansion nearby) he became full owner. The stone store building here was erected about 1832. Until the furnace closed in 1884, it remained in the Baker family, which consistently spelled its name "Alleghany".
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1811.
 
Location. 40° 29.52′ N, 78° 24.395′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is at the intersection of Crescent Road and Union Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 36), on the right when traveling west on Crescent Road. Located at the Altoona Women's Club. No Trespassing signs are located on the property.
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Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Altoona PA 16602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baker Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Baker Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Altoona (approx. 0.8 miles away); Endress War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Blair County War Mothers Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Blair County Memorial Highway (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Sheetz, Inc. Convenience Restaurant (approx. one mile away); Altoona Area High School Mountain Lion (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
Alleghany Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 7, 2012
2. Alleghany Furnace Marker
and Altoona Women's Club
Alleghany Furnace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 7, 2012
3. Alleghany Furnace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 76 times this year. Last updated on August 3, 2022, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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