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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
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.

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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