The Robesonia Furnace Historic District, also known as the Reading Furnace and the Robesonia Iron Co. Ltd., is an historic, American iron plantation and national historic district that is located in Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Robesonia Furnace Historic District
|Location||Furnace, S. Church and Freeman Sts. and Mountain and E. Meadow Aves., Robesonia, Pennsylvania|
|Area||70 acres (28 ha)|
|Architectural style||Second Empire, Georgian, Italianate|
|MPS||Iron and Steel Resources of Pennsylvania MPS|
|NRHP reference No.||91001128|
|Added to NRHP||September 6, 1991|
History and architectural features edit
This district encompasses thirty-five contributing buildings and two contributing sites. They include a series of one-and-one-half-story, single workers' houses that were built circa 1825, a set of stone, frame and slag block duplexes that were built circa 1845, 1890 and 1910, and bungalows that were built roughly between 1913 and 1915.
Other notable buildings are the Second Empire-style George Taylor Mansion (c. 1880), a creamery building, a shed with a cupola, a log-and-stone furnace boarding house (c. 1800), a miller's house (c. 1820), a fire station (c. 1910), a Georgian-style ironmaster's mansion that is also known as Ege Mansion (c. 1807), and an Italianate-style furnace office.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Diane B. Reed (March 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Robesonia Furnace Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved September 18, 2012.