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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Robeson Township, Pennsylvania
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|