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Rock Run Furnace & Town, County Road 12, Rock Run, Cherokee County, AL



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B&W Photos

HB52043
BWPhotos 193371

HB52044
BWPhotos 193372

HB52045
BWPhotos 193373

HB52046
BWPhotos 193374

HB52047
BWPhotos 193375

HB52048
BWPhotos 193376


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Item Title
BWPhotos 193376

Location
County Road 12, Rock Run, AL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AL-193
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N891).
Building/structure dates: 1873 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1890 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1900 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1929 subsequent work
Significance: The town of Rock Run, primarily built to house and support the employees of the Rock Run furnace, is typical of the industrial towns scattered through the South at the turn of the century. While the early twentieth century town contained a school, commissary, numerous houses, and a relatively large charcoal furnace, only about 15 houses and the commissary have survived. One of many furnaces located in Alabama in the 1800s and early 1900s, the Rock Run furnace is said to have been the last charcoal furnace in the U.S. to have been blown out.

Subjects
Furnaces


Related Names
Rock Run Iron Company
Arthur, Jesse
Lockhard, Charles O.
Ireland, Thomas S.
Bass, John H.
Garvin, John
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Lands, LeeAnn Bishop, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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