Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sloss Furnaces of Birmingham

The Sloss Furnaces were for decades a staple of the Birmingham economic community. Colonel Sloss established his pig iron factory in the newly-founded city of Birmingham in the years immediately following the Civil War. The Birmingham area is replete with iron ore, coal beds, and railways - all the essential elements for profitable iron production and distribution.

This relic, which lies in the heart of the city, serves as a constant reminder of Birmingham's great industrial past. It is a dinosaur whose skeletal remains cannot be hid.