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McCalla in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Blower House

Roupes Valley Iron Co.

 

1850's

 
Blower House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 5, 2015
1. Blower House Marker
Inscription. Built under the supervision of Moses Stroup to supply air blast for Tannerhill Furnace No. 1 (1859), this facility made use of blowing tubs and a large waterwheel. It remained in operation even after Furnace Nos. 2 and 3 were added in 1862 and equipment with a steam engine and hot blast stoves.

This facility was burnt by federal cavalry March 31, 1865 as part of Wilson's Raid.
 
Erected by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park.
 
Location. 33° 14.989′ N, 87° 4.254′ W. Marker is in McCalla, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Confederate Parkway and Tannehill Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12632 Confederate Pkwy, Mc Calla AL 35111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Hot Pot", Ensley Works (here, next to this marker); Pipe DL & CO 1889 (here, next to this marker); Bessemer Sewer System (here, next to this marker); Charles Jefferson Stewart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Nail House
Blower House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 5, 2015
2. Blower House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Belcher House (within shouting distance of this marker); Peel House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Collins House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McCalla.
 
Also see . . .  Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. (Submitted on August 28, 2017.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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