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Phoenix Iron Company, Foundry Building, Main Street at Mill Street, Phoenixville, Chester County, PA

Phoenix Iron Company, Foundry Building, Main Street at Mill Street, Phoenixville, Chester County, PA



Significance: Iron work began on the banks of French Creek in 1783 and continued, weathering massive changes in ferrous metalworking techniques, for 200 years. The foundry produced castings ancillary to the Phoenix Iron and Steel Company's main business as a manufacturer and fabricator of steel structures. Among these ancillary items were joint blocks used to connect the Phoenix columns of bridges erected by the Phoenix Bridge Company, a wholly owned engineering and fabrication subsidiary of the steel works...
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N594
Survey number: HAER PA-493-A
Building/structure dates: 1882 Initial Construction



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Coffin, Amory
DeLony, Eric N, project manager
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, sponsor
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, sponsor
Lowe, Jet, photographer
Shackleford, Ben A, historian
Gordon, Susan H, delineator
Hanley, James P, delineator
Maleeva, Julia, delineator
Wallace, Grace H, delineator
Zsembery, Rachel J, delineator


Phoenixville (Pa.)40.13468, -75.51829
Google Map of 40.1346769, -75.518292


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