Henry Spang built this Greek Revival style house, a mansion by the standards of its day, around the time that he established the Etna Iron Works (later Spang Chalfant & Co.) in 1828. The mill, originally with 50 workers, eventually employed...
1500 or more and was the greatest impetus for Etna's development. It was also the first iron pipe plant west of the Allegheny Mountains. Spang family members occupied the house into the early 20th century. The mansion was subsequently moved a few hundred feet to make room for mill expansion, and housed the Spang Chalfant company doctor, social worker and some community activities during part of the 20th century.
|Spang Mansion, circa 1828, located in Etna, PA|
|Front entrance of Spang Mansion|
|Detail of front porch ceiling|