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Cold Spring in Putnam County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Foundry Brook

 
 
Foundry Brook Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 16, 2014
1. Foundry Brook Marker
Inscription.  
Water descended from Foundry Brook to Battery Pond, then by elevated flume into a giant water wheel that turned the foundry’s gears and cranes, feeding air to the hot furnace fires.

In the 19th century, Waterpower was power.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 25.009′ N, 73° 56.825′ W. Marker is in Cold Spring, New York, in Putnam County. Marker can be reached from Kemble Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in the West Point Foundry Preserve, on the staircase by the Boring Mill Overlook. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 68 Kemble Avenue, Cold Spring NY 10516, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boring Mill Overlook (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Boring Mill Overlook (a few steps from this marker); Jewel of the Hudson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 1865 Office Building (about 500 feet away); West Point Foundry Archaeological Site (about
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500 feet away); The West Point Foundry School (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Forest to Factory to Forest (approx. 0.2 miles away); The West Point Foundry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cold Spring.
 
Also see . . .  West Point Foundry Preserve. Scenic Hudson website. (Submitted on January 18, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Foundry Brook Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 16, 2014
2. Foundry Brook Marker
Foundry Brook Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 16, 2014
3. Foundry Brook Marker
Marker is on the staircase seen here to the right of the water wheel.
Marker in the West Point Foundry Preserve image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 16, 2014
4. Marker in the West Point Foundry Preserve
Boring Mill Back Shot Water Wheel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 16, 2014
5. Boring Mill Back Shot Water Wheel
Foundry Brook image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 16, 2014
6. Foundry Brook
Battery Pond image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 16, 2014
7. Battery Pond
Illustration of Boring Mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, January 16, 2014
8. Illustration of Boring Mill
This illustration depicts how the boring mill complex appeared during the Civil War, when the foundry was manufacturing Parrott guns.

            1. Pattern storage area
            2. Water wheel
            3. Jib crane
            4. Wheel lathe
            5. Parrott guns on lathe
            6. Power drive belts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 18, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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