Harmony Forge Mansion (Harmony Forge Inn)
Now operating as Harmony Forge Inn, Harmony Forge Mansion was constructed in 1820 or possibly earlier by Joseph Miles. The historic home is located on the site of the Harmony Forge Iron Works which was founded in 1795 and grew to become both a successful business and key element within Central Pennsylvania's coal industry. The forge operated until the early 20th century. Also on the grounds of the former forge are the remains of a segment of a canal system that was built by the Bald Eagle and Spring Creek Navigation Company and connected this part of Pennsylvania to cities and markets by building a link with navigable rivers. Earthworks are still visible as are Locks #4 and #5. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 for its architecture, age, and association with the coal industry.
Backstory and Context
Ramsey, Gregory. "Harmony Forge Mansion." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. October 16, 1979. http://www.dot7.state.pa.us/CRGIS_Attachments/SiteResource/H001630_01H.pdf.
Photo: Harmony Forge Inn