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Sloss Furnace National Historic Landmark

Sloss Furnace National Historic Landmark



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  • Date Posted: Apr 30, 2014
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  • Address: Sloss Furnaces, 20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35222, USA

Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham is located in central Alabama. It is the largest city in the state with about 230,000 residents, and the county seat of Jefferson County.

Birminghams was founded just after the Civil War in 1871. The city was an industrial and railroad transportation giant. It was named for Birmingham, England, a major metal manufacturing industrial city in England.

Sloss Furnaces Information:

The Sloss Furnaces operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882-1971. It is one of the only industrial sites in the United States that, after closing, has been preserved for public use. In 1981, it was designated a National Historic Landmark.

The Sloss Furnaces are currently used for festivals and a nationally-recognized metal arts program. There is also an interpretive museum on site. The “Sloss Fright Furnace”, an annual haunted attraction is held on site each year at Halloween as well.

Ghosts and the Paranormal at the Sloss Furnace in Birmingham, Alabama:

People have reported seeing the ghosts of workers who perished here have been reported at the Sloss Furnace.

Resources:

Wikipedia (2011). Sloss Furnace. Retrieved February 17, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloss_Furnaces

The Shadowlord (1998). Haunted Places Index. Retrieved February 17, 2011 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/alabama

Wikipedia (2011). Birmingham, Alabama. Retrieved February 17, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham,_Alabama

Sloss Furnaces, 20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, AL Alabama 35222, USA

Sloss Furnaces, 20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, AL Alabama 35222, USA




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