Sloss Furnace,Birmingham,Alabama,Carol Highsmith,Photographer,February 2010,15
Title: Sloss Furnace, Birmingham, Alabama
Creator(s): Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer
Date Created/Published: 2010 February 25.
Colonel James Withers Sloss, a north Alabama merchant and railroad man built Sloss Furnace. Harry Hargreaves, a European-born engineer, was in charge of construction. Sixty feet high and eighteen feet in diameter, Sloss's new Whitwell stoves were the first of their type ever built in Birmingham and were comparable to similar equipment used in the North.
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Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Gift; George F. Landegger; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:090).
Forms part of: George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.
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