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Cornwall Iron Furnace

Cornwall, Pennsylvania
County of Lebanon.
Rexmont Road and Boyd Street
National Register Number: 66000671
Resource type: District.
Property type: Industry/Processing/Extract. - manufacturing. The threat level was Watch in
2002.
Congressional District: PA-17 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 3, 1966):
Cornwall Iron Furnace consists of three interrelated elements: the furnace and its associated buildings, the open pit mine, and a workers housing village. Taken together, these three components exemplify the type of charcoal furnaces that produced most of America's iron until the 1850s.

Condition:
While the furnace itself is not jeopardized as it is state-owned, private development is endangering other segments of the complex.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The State Historic Preservation Office, county and municipal officials, developers and area residents should meet and agree on ways to avoid or mitigate negative impacts of development.


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