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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Robeson Township, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Berks County, PA (257) Chester County, PA (236) Lancaster County, PA (355) Lebanon County, PA (75) Lehigh County, PA (105) Montgomery County, PA (234) Schuylkill County, PA (54)  BerksCounty(257) Berks County (257)  ChesterCounty(236) Chester County (236)  LancasterCounty(355) Lancaster County (355)  LebanonCounty(75) Lebanon County (75)  LehighCounty(105) Lehigh County (105)  MontgomeryCounty(234) Montgomery County (234)  SchuylkillCounty(54) Schuylkill County (54)
Location of Robeson Township, Pennsylvania
    Berks County (257)
    Chester County (236)
    Lancaster County (355)
    Lebanon County (75)
    Lehigh County (105)
    Montgomery County (234)
    Schuylkill County (54)
 
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1Pennsylvania (Berks County), Robeson Township — Blacksmith Shop
The Blacksmith Shop is a small frame building with a slate roof as was the case with most of the buildings that stood close to the Furnace Stack. This slate roof protected the building from the spewing of hot sparks from the Furnace Stack. Here . . . Map (db m158374) HM
2Pennsylvania (Berks County), Robeson Township — Charcoal Barn
This is where the furnace fuel, charcoal, was stored. The fuel was made from hardwood trees cut from the forest that surrounded the furnace complex. Why charcoal? Charcoal provided much greater heat than wood. Temperatures of 3,000 degrees . . . Map (db m158371) HM
3Pennsylvania (Berks County), Robeson Township — Joanna Furnace Industrial Complex
Blowing Engine House & Hot Blast Area The mid-19th century style building with its Gothic windows housed a Weimer model 1889 steam engine to help power the Furnace. This new hot blast method of producing super heated air replaced the giant . . . Map (db m158051) HM
4Pennsylvania (Berks County), Robeson Township — Joanna Furnace Mansion Site
The Ironmaster's House Constructed around 1792 [,] the Joanna Furnace Mansion was the home to the ironmaster and his family. Originally, a federal style home, the house was Victorianized in 1877 by the last ironmaster and his wife -- L. Heber . . . Map (db m158257) HM
5Pennsylvania (Berks County), Robeson Township — Office / Store
The Office/Store was the hub of the iron works. Food, hardware, dry goods, medicinal supplies and various sundries were available. The Furnace's work ledgers were maintained here. Surviving store ledgers list eggs, dried beef, beef, chickens, . . . Map (db m158358) HM
6Pennsylvania (Berks County), Robeson Township — Ore Roaster
The Ore Roaster was added in the Fall of 1888 to help reduce the sulfur content of lower grade ore. This processed ore greatly reduced the smelting time when placed in the Furnace. The end result was a better quality iron. Charged with . . . Map (db m158253) HM
 
May. 17, 2021