What used to be an integral member of Industrial America, has now become a piece of art… or should we say a place of art. The rusty old mill has been transformed by artists of all niches. It has become a canvas for graffiti, a theme for musicians, a setting for videos, a subject for photographers, and if everything goes as planned, it will one day serve as a national park.
The Carrie Blast Furnace has weathered many storms since the 1880′s, yet proudly stands 92′ tall with optimism for what the future holds – for the land it sits on, for Pittsburgh, and for America. Dilapidated rust belt structures might appear to be drab and depressing from afar, but the closer you get, the colors become explosive, and the interesting stories are impossible to ignore. Pittsburgh photography professionals Veronica Varos and Bridgett Kay did an incredible job of covering the tour for Boring Pittsburgh, but even their beautiful photos can’t replace the feeling of being at the Carrie Furnace site in person. The sounds, the smells, the history. You have to experience it for yourself…
Take The Tour
Boring Pittsburgh encourages everyone to tour the Carrie Furnace. Visit the site that played a major role in the industrial era of the United States of America. Pay respects to a major player in Pittsburgh’s past and a part of what made this city what it is today.
Through the lens of Veronica Varos (click images to enlarge)
Through the lens of Bridgett Kay (click images to enlarge)
More Carrie Furnace media:
- Video: Formula412’s “Gotta Give” filmed at the Carrie Furnace
- Video: Carrie Blast Furnace squeaks
- Carrie Furnace page on Wikipedia
Visit the museum:
623 E. Eighth Avenue (map)
Homestead, PA 15120
What are the museum hours?
Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM