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Juniata Iron Works
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Overview of the site
Location Off Pennsylvania Route 885, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Alexandria, Porter Township, Pennsylvania
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Architectural style Federal
MPS Industrial Resources of Huntingdon County, 1780-1939 MPS
NRHP reference No. 90000404
Added to NRHP March 20, 1990

Juniata Iron Works, also known as the Hatfield Iron Works, is a national historic district located at Porter Township in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. It consists of six contributing buildings associated with a former ironworks: two ironmaster's mansions, a store and post office, a grist mill, and two workers houses. The first ironmaster's mansion was built in 1841, and is a 2+12-story brick house with a rear ell. The second ironmaster's mansion dates to 1867, and is a 2+12-story brick house with a rear ell. It features a Federal style main entrance. The store and post office has a brick first story and frame second story and houses a bed and breakfast. The 3+12-story grist mill was built in 1856. The buildings are associated with a historic iron furnace first developed on the south side of the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River. The complex moved to the north side in the late-1840s. The iron works closed in the mid-1870s and the machinery dismantled.

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

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