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Cambria Iron Company
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Blacksmith Shop in 1958
Nearest city: Johnstown, PA
Architect: Cambria Iron Co., et al.
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: June 22, 1989[1]
Designated NHL: June 22, 1989[2]
NRHP Reference#: 89001101

Cambria Iron Company is a National Historic Landmark located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1852 and made many important contributions to the iron and steel industry. William Kelly (inventor) implemented many of his iron and steel technology advances at this location.


Name history

The Cambria Iron Works was reorganized in 1898 and renamed the Cambria Steel Company. In 1916, the Midvale Steel and Ordnance Company bought the Cambria Steel Company, and sold it to the Bethlehem Steel Company in 1923.[3]

National Historic Landmark summary

According to the NHL summary, "The Cambria Iron Works closed in 1992. In 2001, the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority acquired three key structures within the complex (the Blacksmith Shop, the Machine Shop, and the adjacent Carpenter Shop) from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, in order to return the buildings to a viable industrial, commercial, and tourist site under a mixed-use conceptual plan."[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved 2006-03-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Cambria Iron Company". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  3. ^ "History of Steelmaking in Johnstown". Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center website. Johnstown Area Heritage Association. Archived from the original on 2010-01-09. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 

External links

Coordinates: 40°20′10″N 78°55′23″W / 40.336°N 78.923°W / 40.336; -78.923



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