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Shadyside Iron Furnace

 
 
Shadyside Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 26, 2011
1. Shadyside Iron Furnace Marker
Inscription. Built on lowlands here in 1792. Birth of the iron industry in the Pittsburgh region. It made stove and grate castings. Closed about a year later due to lack of ore and wood.
 
Erected 1958 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces marker series.
 
Location. 40° 27.124′ N, 79° 56.509′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Bayard Street and Amberson Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Bayard Street. Touch for map. Located at Winchester Thurston School's football field in Pittsburgh's Shadyside area. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonial Place Historic District (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roslyn Place Wood Block Paving (approx. 0.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Station WQED (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jane Holmes (approx. 0.6 miles away); Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Shadyside Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 26, 2011
2. Shadyside Iron Furnace Marker
(approx. ¾ mile away); Victor Herbert (approx. ¾ mile away); Diplodocus carnegii (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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