Pennsylvania’s communities are filled with special and meaningful historic places and spaces that add value to our lives and offer comfort and stability during these challenging times. Now more than ever, it is important to stay connected to our communities.

Today’s Spotlight: Sue Hannegan

The next entry in PA SHPO’s #FavoritePAPlaces campaign is Sue Hannegan, Chair of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board, talking about why the Eagle Iron Work and Curtin Village in Boggs Township, Centre County is one of her favorite Pennsylvania places.

Curtin Village and Eagle Ironworks

Curtin Village was part of a large iron plantation operated by Roland Curtin and his family from 1810 to 1921. Today, the buildings and grounds are  preserved and interpreted life as it was in a company town in the 1800s.  Two of the most prominent places in Curtin Village are the Federal style Curtin Mansion, built in 1830, and Pleasant Furnace, a recreation of the furnace that had produced iron here from 1820 to 1921.

Curtin Village (Key #001621) was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. In the 1970s, the village, furnace, mansion and grounds were given to PHMC to restore, interpret and maintain. While PHMC still owns the property, it is managed by the Roland Curtin Foundation.

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