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Adirondack Iron & Steel Company, New Furnace, Hudson River, Tahawus, Essex County, NY



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Item Title
Adirondack Iron & Steel Company, New Furnace, Hudson River, Tahawus, Essex County, NY

Location
Hudson River, Tahawus, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-123
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-30).
Building/structure dates: 1854 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1832 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1833 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1839 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1840 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1844 subsequent work
Significance: The surviving remains of the "New Furnace" contain several very rare items, including the stack, a Nielsen-type hot blast stove, and the blowing engine, built by the Hudson River Iron and Machine Company of Ft. Edward, New York. During the 1850s the American iron industry witnessed the change from a charcoal-burning to a coal-burning smelting process. The site clearly portrays this historical transition in technology.

Subjects
Steel
Furnaces
Industrial Facilities


Related Names
McIntyre, Archibald W.
Henderson, David
McMartin, Duncan
Adirondack Iron & Steel Company
Steele, John
Feuchtwanger, Dr. Lewis
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Seely, Bruce, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopied June 1978. SAWMILL AT UPPER WORKS, WITH BREAST WHEEL. PERHAPS DATES TO 1830'S. VIEW TAKEN CA. 1890'S. SOURCE: MCINTYRE DEVELOPMENT, NL INDUSTRIES, TAHAWUS, N.Y.
2. Photocopied June 1978 'THE IRON DAM.' VIEW OF THE IRON DAM, THE OUTCROPPING OF THE ORE FOUND IN 1826 BY HENDERSON. FURNISHED WATER TO SAWMILL. SOURCE: BENSON LOSSING, THE HUDSON, FROM THE WILDERNESS TO THE SEA, TROY, NEW YORK, 1866, p. 25
3. Photocopied June 1978 'ADIRONDACK VILLAGE.' ENGRAVING MADE IN 1859, LOOKING DOWN MAIN STREET. SOURCE: BENSON LOSSING, THE HUDSON, FROM THE WILDERNESS TO THE SEA, TROY, NEW YORK, 1866, p. 27.
4. Photocopied June 1978 R.H. ROBERTSON, PENCIL AND CHARCOAL SKETCH, LAKE HENDERSON, FROM TAHAWUS CLUB BOAT DOCK. CA. 1914. SOURCE: ARTHUR CROCKER, PRESIDENT OF THE TAHAWUS CLUB.
5. Photocopied June 1978 R.H. ROBERTSON WATER COLOR, CA. 1915. MACNAUGHTON COTTAGE OF UPPER WORKS. SOURCE: ARTHUR CROCKER, TAHAWUS CLUB.
6. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June 1978. MACNAUGHTON COTTAGE. BANK WAS IN THE RIGHT WING OF THE BUILDING. THIS IS THE ONLY 1840'S BUILDING STILL STANDING IN THE VILLAGE.
7. Photocopied June 1978 R.H. ROBERTSON, WATER COLOR, CA. 1915. CAMP AT TAHAWUS CLUB. SOURCE: ARTHUR CROCKER, TAHAWUS CLUB.
8. Photocopied June 1978 R.H. ROBERTSON, WATER COLOR, CA. 1915. TIMBER CRIB BRIDGE ACROSS HUDSON RIVER AT LOWER WORKS. SOURCE: ARTHUR CROCKER, TAHAWUS CLUB.
9. Photocopied June 1978 R.H. ROBERTSON, WATER COLOR, CA. 1915. LAKE SANFORD WINTER. SOURCE: ARTHUR CROCKER, TAHAWUS CLUB.
10. Photocopied June 1978. STACK AT THE 'NEW'FURNACE, CA. 1900. SOURCE UNKNOWN. OBTAINED FROM TAHAWUS CLUB.
11. Photocopied June 1978. HOT BLAST STOVE ON 'NEW' FURNACE. NOTE DOWNCOMER ON LEFT AND DAMPERS ON CHIMNEYS. CA. 1906. SOURCE: MACINTYRE DEVELOPMENT, NL INDUSTRIES, TAHAWUS, N.Y.
12. Photocopied June 1978, R.H. ROBERTSON WATER COLOR PAINTING, CA. 1918. VIEW OF THE 'NEW' FURNACE FROM SOUTH. SOURCE: ARTHUR CROCKER, TAHAWUS CLUB.
13. Photocopied June 1978. R.H. ROBERTSON WATER COLOR, LAKE HARKNESS, CA. 1915. SOURCE: ARTHUR CROCKER, TAHAWUS CLUB.
14. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June 1978. MCINTYRE IRON WORKS. VIEW SOUTHEAST OF TOWER.
15. Photocopied June 1978. WHEEL HOUSE RUINS OF 'NEW' FURNACE. SEGMENT GEAR REMNANTS VISIBLE STANDING IN WHEEL PIT IN FOREGROUND. SOURCE: MCINTYRE DEVELOPMENT, NL INDUSTRIES, TAHAWUS, N.Y.
16. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June 1978. MCINTYRE IRON WORKS. VIEW NORTH TOWARDS WHEEL PIT, CRANKSHAFTS IN THE FOREGROUND.
17. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June 1978. MCINTYRE IRON WORKS.WHEELHOUSE, FOREBAY, SOUTH VIEW OF BLOWING ENGINES.
18. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June 1978. MCINTYRE IRON WORKS. WHEELHOUSE, NORTH VIEW, BLOWERS FROM THE TAILRACE.
19. Jet Lowe Photographer, June, 1978. MCINTYRE IRON WORKS, DETAIL BLOWING ENGINE, FROM THE TAILRACE.
20. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June, 1978. MCINTYRE IRON WORKS. BACK SIDE OF BLOWING ENGINES, FROM TAILRACE.
21. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June 1978. MCINTYRE IRON WORKS. WHEELHOUSE, BLOWERS WITH PISTON AND CONNECTING ROD.
22. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June, 1978. WHEELHOUSE, MCINTYRE IRON WORKS, TAILRACE, SOUTHEAST VIEW, RIVERSIDE WALL.
23. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June, 1978. WHEELHOUSE, MCINTYRE IRON WORKS, GENERAL VIEW, SOUTH.
24. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June, 1978. FRONT ELEVATION OF THE STACK, WITH HOT BLAST STOVE IN VIEW.
25. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June, 1978. BINDERS ON THE STACK, TIEBARS AND ANCHORS.
26. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June, 1978. MCINTYRE IRON WORKS, DETAIL BRICKWORK OF ARCH.
27. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June, 1978. MCINTYRE IRON WORKS. EAST PORTAL FURNACE.
28. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June, 1978. MCINTYRE IRON WORKS. EAST PORTAL FURNACE.
29. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June, 1978. MCINTYRE IRON WORKS. SOUTH PORTAL.
30. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June, 1978. TUYERE ENTRY INTO THE FURNACE.
31. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June, 1978. ELEVATION OF HEARTH SIDE OF STOCK.
32. Jet Lowe, Photographer, June, 1978. RUINS OF WATERWHEELS AND CRANK-END VIEW OF BLOWERS.


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