Paradise Furnace

Paradise Furnace, also known as Mary Anne Furnace, is a national historic district located in Trough Creek State Park at Todd Township in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. It consists of two contributing buildings and one contributing structure associated with a former iron furnace. They are the ironmaster's mansion, furnace stack, and a log workers' house. The ironmaster's mansion was built in the 1830s, and is a 2 1/2-story stone house in the Georgian plan. The furnace stack dates to the 1830s, and is a 28-foot square, coursed rubble stone structure. It measures between 15 and 20 feet tall. The ironworks operated from the late-18th century into the 1860s, when economic conditions caused it to be fired. The two-story log house dates to the late-18th century. It was converted for use as the park visitor's center / museum in 1982.[2]

Paradise Furnace
Paradise Furnace west side.jpg
West side of the furnace stack in September 2014
Paradise Furnace is located in Pennsylvania
Paradise Furnace
Paradise Furnace is located in the United States
Paradise Furnace
Location5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of Entriken in Trough Creek State Park, Todd Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°18′39″N 78°07′34″W / 40.31083°N 78.12611°W / 40.31083; -78.12611Coordinates: 40°18′39″N 78°07′34″W / 40.31083°N 78.12611°W / 40.31083; -78.12611
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
Architectural styleGeorgian
MPSIndustrial Resources of Huntingdon County, 1780-1939 MPS
NRHP reference No.90000403[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 20, 1990

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Deborah L. Suciu (August 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Paradise Furnace" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-02.