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Carrie Furnaces: The Next Generation

Greenwood Furnace represents the iron furnace technology of the mid to late-19th century. By the 1870s, newer design furnaces that were much larger soon eclipsed the old stone stacks and could produce the yearly output of Greenwood Furnace in a day. Towering 92 feet above the Monongahela River in Swissvale, Carrie Furnaces #6 and #7 survive as the last examples of pre-World War II iron furnace technology. Operating between 1907 and 1978, they were a part of the famous Homestead Works, and provided the iron for the Bessemer converters across the river. Today, they stand eerily silent as ghosts of Pittsburgh’s once industrial might. They are planned to become the focal point of a mixed-use heritage site and museum, with commercial and residential development. Join us for a look at the history of the preserved Carrie Furnaces through a series of artistic photos taken of the site.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Greenwood Furnace State Park
15795 Greenwood Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652-5831


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Children, Families

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