kids encyclopedia robot

Barree Forge and Furnace facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Barree Forge and Furnace
Barre Furnace remains HABS.jpg
Ruins, c. 1991
Barree Forge and Furnace is located in Pennsylvania
Barree Forge and Furnace
Location in Pennsylvania
Barree Forge and Furnace is located in the United States
Barree Forge and Furnace
Location in the United States
Location 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Alexandria along the Juniata River, Porter Township, Pennsylvania
Area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
MPS Industrial Resources of Huntingdon County, 1780--1939 MPS
NRHP reference No. 90000405
Added to NRHP March 20, 1990

Barree Forge and Furnace, now known as Greene Hills Methodist Camp, is a national historic district located at Porter Township in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. It consists of two contributing buildings, one contributing site, and one contributing structure associated with a former ironworks. They are the ironmaster's mansion, furnace stack, a barn, and the site of the Barree iron forge built about 1797. The ironmaster's mansion was built in the 1830s, and is a 2 1/2-story brick house painted white. The furnace stack dates to 1864, and is a 30-foot square, coursed limestone structure. It measures between 6 and 15 feet tall. The ironworks closed in the 1880s. The property was acquired in 1963, by the United Methodist Church for use as a church camp.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

kids search engine
Barree Forge and Furnace Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.