Allegheny Furnace

Allegheny Furnace is a historic iron furnace located at Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA. The furnace was built in 1811, with alterations and additions built in 1847 and 1852. The furnace went out of blast in 1817 and was not revived until 1835. It used charcoal as fuel until it was converted to coke in the 1860s. It permanently closed down in the 1870s.[3]

Allegheny Furnace
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Allegheny Furnace, 1989
Allegheny Furnace is located in Pennsylvania
Allegheny Furnace
Allegheny Furnace is located in the United States
Allegheny Furnace
Location3400 Crescent Rd.,
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°29′32″N 78°24′26″W / 40.49222°N 78.40722°W / 40.49222; -78.40722Coordinates: 40°29′32″N 78°24′26″W / 40.49222°N 78.40722°W / 40.49222; -78.40722
Arealess than one acre
Built1811, 1847, 1852
Architectural styleIron furnace
MPSIron and Steel Resources of Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP reference No.91001131[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 6, 1991
Designated PHMCApril 1, 1947[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Archived from the original on December 7, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
  3. ^ Shedd, Nancy (1987). "Allegheny Furnace" (PDF). Historic American Engineering Record. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 3, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2014.

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