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By Steve Stoessel, June 22, 2019
Copake Iron Works - Blast Furnace Preservation
New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — 3 — Blast Furnace & Charging Deck Iron Works Trail
In 1845, Lemuel Pomeroy II built the first iron furnace near this location. The blast furnace stack visible today dates to about 1871, when improvements were made to the Copake Iron Works by Frederick Miles after he purchased the site from Pomeroy. . . . — Map (db m135848) HM
New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — 6 — Blowing Engine House Iron Works Trail
This brick building once housed bellows to drive air into the blast furnace. The Blowing Engine House , an addition to the 1840's/1850's Machine Shop, is depicted on an 1888 property map. The building's brick buttresses were constructed to keep the . . . — Map (db m135874) HM
New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — 2 — Charcoal Blast Furnace Operations Iron Works Trail
Producing high-quality cast iron in a charcoal-fired blast furnace required skill. Laborers constantly “charged” the furnace by wheeling carts of raw materials across the charging deck and dumping them into the charging hole at the top . . . — Map (db m135815) HM
New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — Copake Falls War Memorial
In grateful memory of the services rendered by the men and women of this community in order that the principles of this Republic might be preserved. — Map (db m135844) WM
New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — 1 — Copake Iron Works 1845-1903
In 1845, Lemuel Pomeroy II, a prominent gun manufacturer from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and his sons, established the Copake Iron Works here at the western edge of the Litchfield Iron District. The site offered all the resources essential for iron . . . — Map (db m135768) HM
New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — 125 — Copake Iron Works
Designated National Heritage Area in2016. Part of the Hudson River Valley Heritage area recognized by U.S. Congress in 1996. — Map (db m135873) HM
New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — Copake Iron Works Historic District
Ironworks established in 1845 by Lemuel Pomeroy; later operated by the Miles family. Ceased operation in the 1920's. Acquired by Taconic State Park in 1928. State and National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m135719) HM
New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — Harlem Valley Rail Trail
The Harlem Valley derives its name from "The New York and Harlem Railroad," chartered in 1831 and opened in lower Manhattan in 1832 with horse drawn cars. In 1842 the line crossed the Harlem River, and in 1873 joined the New York Central . . . — Map (db m116811) HM
New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — 17 — Isaac Chesbrough House Iron Works Trail
This Greek Revival style dwelling appears on maps dating to 1858. The home was likely built in the late 1840s to early 1850s for Isaac Chesbrough, who owned the house until his death in 1893. Chesbrough was the first foreman of the Copake Iron . . . — Map (db m135845) HM
New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — 15 — Pomeroy
In 1660 Medad Pomeroy accepted tools, an anvil shaped like this replica, and land in exchange for opening a blacksmith shop in Northampton, Massachusetts. That anvil was passed through many generations of Pomeroy blacksmiths becoming a symbol of . . . — Map (db m135717) HM
New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — 343 — Pomeroy Homes
Near this site 3 homes built ca. 1850 by Lemuel Pomeroy family. Founders of Copake Iron Works. Remaining home acquired by park in 1928. — Map (db m132778) HM
New York (Columbia County), Copake Falls — 19 — Site of Pomeroy Houses Iron Works Trail
Maps dating to the mid-19th century indicate that two dwellings once stood in this location. The homes were probably built in the early 1850's. One of the houses belonged to the first owner of the Copake Iron Works, Lemuel Pomeroy II, and later to . . . — Map (db m135871) HM

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