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Cornwall Iron Furnace - Furnace Building

Originally, several distinct buildings clustered around the furnace stack. The furnace building was constructed when the furnace was remodeled and enlarged in the mid-1800s. Its elegant facade and Gothic Revival details are a testimony to the success of the furnace and to the refined taste of its owners. Charcoal, iron ore, and limestone were introduced into the furnace in the charging area on the upper level. The blast equipment, which supplied air to the furnace, is located on the next lower level. This is believed to be the sole surviving example of this type of machinery. The casting room is where molten iron flowed out of the furnace and cast into pig iron or cast iron products.

 

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Taken on June 30, 2012