Historic Markers Across Alabama



Blower House / Roupes Valley Iron Co.



Marker ID:  
Location: 12632 Confederate Pkwy, Mc Calla, AL
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 14.989    W 087° 4.254
  33.24981666    -87.0709
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Blower House
Roupes Valley Iron Co.

—1850's —


Built under the supervision of Moses Stroup to supply air blast for Tannerhill Furnace No. 1 (1859), this facility made use of blowing tubs and a large waterwheel. It remained in operation even after Furnace Nos. 2 and 3 were added in 1862 and equipment with a steam engine and hot blast stoves.

This facility was burnt by federal cavalry March 31, 1865 as part of Wilson's Raid.

Erected by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park.







End of Blower House / Roupes Valley Iron Co.