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Michael Ege House

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1795 with later alterations. Bucher Hill Rd., off PA 174
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • Boiling Springs iron furnace (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Ironmaster Michael Ege harnessed the local resources of waterpower, limestone, and iron ore to create several iron furnaces in the immediate region, including the Pine Grove furnace. His house on Bucher (the name of a later ironmaster) Hill Road stands just east of the gristmill. It is a classic late Georgian house with generous detail to which was attached an oversized classical portico on the west facade, perhaps after Thomas U. Walter made a similar improvement to Andalusia (BU2).

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Michael Ege House", [Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 363-363.

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