Lock Ridge Iron FurnaceAfter the last castAfter Lock Ridge's last cast in 1921, the company shuttered the complex, and it sat abandoned for many years. Historic preservation was not yet a major concern, and few people thought of the complex as a place worthy of protection. The Butz Family, who had lived near the furnace, purchased the property and sold the trains and machinery. The tall furnace stacks were melted down and carried away, and even some of the stone work and bricks were sold. The family planned to clear the land to make room for a housing development or nursing home.
|Placed By||William B. Butz Memorial Fund|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 449603 N 4484358|
|Decimal Degrees||40.50841667, -75.59483333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 30.505', W 75° 35.69'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 30' 30.3" N, 75° 35' 41.4" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||610, 484|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 588 Thomas St, Alburtis PA 18011, US|
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