Saturday, April 13, 2013

Donnelly Coke Ovens

The Donnelly Coke Works opened in 1878 by the firm of Donnelly And Dillinger but was soon acquired by The McClure Coke Company. The H.C. Frick Coke Company took over the operation in 1895 and renamed it Alverton No. 1. In 1900 there were 252 ovens producing 75,000 tons of coke. By 1923 these ovens were abandoned.

Collapsing oven.

A bunch of hawks were circling me the entire time I was there.


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