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Boonton Iron Works
Industry / New Jersey

The Boonton Iron Works is an abandoned pig iron furnace complex that contained rolling and slitting mills for producing nail rods and bar iron along the Rockaway River in Boonton, New Jersey.

Pioneer Furnace
Industry / Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia

The production of pig iron, munitions, and tools in the Between Rivers, Green River, Hanging Rock, Red River, and Rolling Fork Iron Regions in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, as well as other regions of the United States, was facilitated by the availability of charcoal timber, iron ore, and limestone as raw materials for the furnaces.

Split Rock Iron Furnace
Industry / New Jersey

The Split Rock Iron Furnace is an abandoned pig iron furnace located in Morris County, New Jersey.

Ferry Cap & Screw Company
Industry / Ohio

The Ferry Cap and Set Screw Company, based in Cleveland, Ohio, specialized in producing precision fasteners with high strength, created using a cold-heading process.

Jefferson Furnace
Industry / Ohio

The Jefferson Furnace is an abandoned pig iron furnace located in the Hanging Rock Iron Region near Oak Hill, Ohio.

Pioneer Furnace
Industry / Ohio

The Pioneer Furnace is an abandoned pig iron furnace located in the Hanging Rock Iron Region of northern Lawrence County, Ohio.

Cedar Avenue Power House
Industry / Ohio

The Cedar Avenue Power House is a former power plant for the East Cleveland Railroad in Cleveland, Ohio. The complex was later reused for the Cleveland Ice Machine Company, Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing, Thompson Products, and the Virden Manufacturing Company until its closure in 1979.

Reymann Brewing Company
Industry / West Virginia

Reymann Brewery is an abandoned brewery in Wheeling, West Virginia. The city was once known as the “Beer Belly” of the state for its 130 taverns and robust German community.

Mechanical Rubber Company
Industry / Ohio

The lots at Lisbon and Evins Street in Cleveland, Ohio included the Cleveland Rubber Company, the Glidden Varnish Company that grew to become one of the largest paint producers in America, the Gerson-Stewart Corporation, which produced cleaning compounds and sanitation chemicals, and the Strong, Cobb & Company that had become the largest custom formulator of pharmaceuticals in the nation. The property was also home to the Ohio Confection Company and the Pennsylvania Refining Company.

Van Dorn Iron Works
Industry / Ohio

The Van Dorn Iron Works Company is a former factory on 79th Street in the Kinsman neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland Railway Company Cedar Avenue Substation
Industry / Ohio

The Cedar Avenue Substation for the Cleveland Railway Company was constructed in 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio. It was the first automatic substation for the company in the city, located across the street from the Cedar Avenue power plant, which was then at the time the largest non-condensing direct-current plant in the United States.

New Boston Coke Corporation
Industry / Ohio

New Boston Coke was a former component of the Portsmouth Steel complex in New Boston, Ohio. Due to foreign competition and outdated technology, the integrated mill was closed in 1980 while the coke plant remained in operation until 2002.

Superior Portland Cement Company
Industry / Ohio

The Superior Portland Cement Company was a cement manufacturing plant located along the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad in Superior, Ohio.

Marble Hill Nuclear Power Plant
Industry / Indiana

Marble Hill Nuclear Power Plant was a never-completed nuclear power plant in Marble Hill, Indiana.

Lee Clay Products
Industry / Kentucky

Lee Clay Products, a former brick factory in Clearfield, Kentucky, was in operation until 1970.

Baker Castor Oil Company
Industry / Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia

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Crowell-Collier Publishing Company
Industry / Ohio

The printing operations for the Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, then the world’s largest magazine publishing house, was located on High Street in Springfield, Ohio.

Alpha Portland Cement Company
Industry / Ohio

Alpha Portland Cement Company is a former cement manufacturing plant in Ironton, Ohio and was demolished circa 2010.

Barboursville Clay Manufacturing Company
Industry / West Virginia

The Barboursville Clay Manufacturing Company is a former brick factory that operated from 1904 to 1979 in Barboursville, West Virginia.

Carlyle Labold Tile and Brick Company
Industry / Ohio

The Carlyle Labold Tile and Brick Company is a former tile and brick factory in Petersburg (Coal Grove), Ohio.