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Location DB > United States > Alabama > Irondale/Mountain Brook > Irondale Furnace
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Irondale Furnace
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created by John Quincy Dobbs on 8/30/2011 1:39 AM
last modified by John Quincy Dobbs on 8/30/2011 2:17 AM
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It is off to the side of a well used walking trail. In front of the ruins there is a small park with a couple of benches.

All that is left now is stone foundations surrounded by an iron gate next to a small creek.

It was once part of a 5000+ acre facility and there are historical society signs all over the surrounding neighborhood explaining the different areas of the facility.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Ruins
Accessibility: Easy
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 Physical Information
Address
Near the intersection of Old Leeds Rd and Shady Ln
Irondale/Mountain Brook, Alabama
United States
Owner: Mountain Brook
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    It's OLD! There's not much to see, but I enjoyed my trip there.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1866
    Closed: 1873
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     History
    Originally built in 1863 as the Cahaba Ironworks and was later renamed Irondale Furnace, it was destroyed by the Fourth Iowa Veteran Volunteers in March of 1865 and rebuilt in 1866.
    Much of the cast iron trim still adorning the exteriors of buildings in the French quarter of New Orleans was made here.
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     Future Plans
    Part of a park, so I imagine it'll be there until it dissolves into the ground.
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    Irondale Furnace
    Tue, Aug 30th, 2011
    posted by John Quincy Dobbs
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    Irondale Furnace
    Tue, Aug 30th, 2011
    posted by John Quincy Dobbs
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 8/30/2011 3:45 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 30 11 at 3:45, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Aug 30 11 at 2:17, John Quincy Dobbs changed the following: City
  • on Aug 30 11 at 2:15, John Quincy Dobbs changed the following: Future Plans
  • on Aug 30 11 at 2:13, John Quincy Dobbs made this location available
  • on Aug 30 11 at 2:13, John Quincy Dobbs updated gallery Irondale Furnace
  • on Aug 30 11 at 2:13, John Quincy Dobbs updated gallery picture Top of Ruins, Far Side
  • on Aug 30 11 at 2:12, John Quincy Dobbs updated gallery picture Far Side of the Ruins
  • on Aug 30 11 at 2:12, John Quincy Dobbs updated gallery picture Looking Down From the Top
  • on Aug 30 11 at 2:12, John Quincy Dobbs updated gallery picture On Top of Ruins
  • on Aug 30 11 at 2:12, John Quincy Dobbs updated gallery picture Another Inside Ruins
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