Recently I revisited Sloss Furnaces. To my surprise I discovered that they were wrapping up a new project which includes a new Visitor Center, parking lot and a new road that travels down the back of the plant. I guess that this will forever be the new front of the plant. It offers a whole new view of the plant that never could have been enjoyed before.
The furnaces produced pig iron from 1882 until it closed in 1971. After closing it became one of the first industrial sites (and the only blast furnace) in the U.S. to be preserved for public use.
Sloss was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1981. The following are some more pictures that I took at Sloss.