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Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron, First Avenue North Viaduct at Thirty-second Street, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron, First Avenue North Viaduct at Thirty-second Street, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

 
 
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Summary

STORED OFF SITE AND ON SITE. mchr
Significance: The Sloss Company's city furnaces, built in what is now the center of Birmingham, Alabama, in 1881-1882, produced pig iron for the foundry market until their close in 1970. / The Sloss Furnaces, the nucleus of an integrated ironmaking system which includes extensive surviving remnants of coal and iron ore mines, quarries, and coke ovens, are the most visible symbol of the Birmingham District's role as the nation's leading foundry iron producer from the late-19th century until the 1960s. The blast furnaces, stoves, boilers and other structures represent the highest expression of American merchant pig iron furnace practice and design of the late 1920s. Other features such as vertical blowing engines and sand casting beds chart technological evolution at the turn of the century.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-1, FN-2
Survey number: HAER AL-3
Building/structure dates: 1942-1964 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1970 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after 1970- 1976 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 72000162

date_range

Date

1969 - 1980
person

Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Babcock & Wilcox
Casey-Hedges Company
Rust Company
Sloss Company
Cooperative Experimental Coke & Iron Company
Louisville & Nashville Railroad
DeBardeleben, Henry Fairchild
Pratt Coal & Coke Company
Guthrie, B F
Sloss, Fred
Sloss, Maclin
Sloss Furnace Company
Hargreaves, Harry
Sloss Iron & Steel Company
Johnston, Joseph Forney
Johnson, John W
Maben, John Campbell
Coalburg Coal & Coke Company
Seddon, Thomas O
Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron Company
McQueen, J W
Dovel, James Pickering
U.S. Pipe
Whitwell, Thomas
Birmingham Historical Society
Griffin, Douglas, project manager
DeLony, Eric N, project manager
Schaaf, Roland David, project manager
Anderson, Katherine, delineator
Hunt, James Y, delineator
Stammer, Patti, delineator
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Location

create

Source

Library of Congress
copyright

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