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Bear Spring Furance, Dover, Stewart County, TN



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Item Title


Location
Dover vicinity, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-36
Building/structure dates: 1873 initial construction
Significance: This thirty-seven-foot limestone stack is a surviving example of the charcoal cold-blast furnaces which enabled Tennessee to rank fifth in the nation in iron production during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Brown hematite ore from local deposits was used to manufacture a very high grade of iron. In blast from 1873 until 1907, the furnace was fueled with charcoal produced from 63,000 acres of local timber.

Related Names
Umbenhour, Ran


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer November, 1971 NORTH (FRONT) AND WEST (SIDE) ELEVATION FROM NORTHWEST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer November, 1971 ELEVATION FROM SOUTH (REAR) SIDE.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer November, 1971 DETAIL OF BASE AND HEARTH AREA, NORTH SIDE.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer November, 1971 DETAIL OF INSCRIBED BLOCKS ON NORTH SIDE SHOWING LOW-RELIEF CARVING OF BEAR.


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