Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument Maps

North Canaan, CT

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Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument Description

The Beckley Iron Furnace once produced iron for the manufacture of railroad car wheels. It is Connecticut's best preserved example of a technology that has long since vanished. The structure is part of the National Register of Historic Places. Iron making had been a local industry that for 150 years shaped the formation of America. The Beckley blast furnace was built in 1847 and ceased operation in 1919. It produced iron primarily for the manufacture of railroad car wheels that gained a world wide reputation for their excellence and durability. The Furnace was a part of an industry that shap

: 42.011, -73.292
: 12 acres (0.05 km²)
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