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Limestone - On Top of the Stack Limestone Furnace Ruins
Limestone - On Top of the Stack Limestone Furnace Ruins

Description

Limestone Furnace is now in ruins, as can be seen by the pictures. A local resident stated that in 1976 the nearby creek flooded, causing considerable damage to this site.

First Visited: 3Q 2002

History

Start of Operation: 1845

Blowout: 1853

Daily Tonnage: 1,100 tons/year (Best Production - 700 tons)

Built By: J & J. B. Lyons

Stack: 32 feet w/8 foot bosh

Blast: Cold

Type: Charcoal

Directions

From Limestone, Pa, go 1/2 mile north to SR480 (Spruce), follow road to SR 491. (Pa Sourcebook shows 490 - this is the old numbering). The furnace is just after the creek, right before SR2001.

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