The Deserted Village at Allaire (Site of Historic Howell Works)

By: Cottrell, Alden T.

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Very faintly toned. 1967 Stapled Binding. 24 pp. Howell Works (later the Howell Works Company) was a bog iron-based production facility for pig iron which was established in New Jersey in the early 19th century by American engineer and philanthropist James P. Allaire. It is notable as one of the earliest American examples of a company town. Allaire purchased the Howell Works property to provide pig iron for his Allaire Iron Works in New York, which was at the time a leading manufacturer of marine steam engines. The Howell Works also manufactured its own lines of cast iron products. Allaire eventually transformed the Howell Works into an almost completely self-sufficient community, with its own housing and food supply for the workforce, its own post office, church, school and company store, even its own currency. After bog iron was made redundant by the increasing availability of iron ore, Allaire closed the Howell Works and eventually retired there with his family. The property remained in private hands until being bequeathed to the state in 1941. Today, the Howell Works is a registered historic site known as Allaire Village.

Title: The Deserted Village at Allaire (Site of Historic Howell Works)

Author: Cottrell, Alden T.

Categories: Labor, American, Americana,

Publisher: Board of Trustees of the Deserted Village at Allaire: 1967

Binding: Stapled Binding

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2259832

Keywords: AMERICANA AMERICAN HISTORY ALLAIRE LABOR HOWELL WORKS JAMES P ALLAIRE,