Photo Safari

September 12 at 1:00 PM

The National Historic Landmark Carrie Furnaces, constructed in 1906, were the heart and soul of U.S. Steel's Homestead Works and are the only examples of pre-World War II furnace technology in existence.

Managed by Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, this formerly abandoned industrial site is now the setting for photo safaris for both novice and experienced photographers alike. 

The 3-hour photo safaris will be led by Ivette Spradlin, a Cuban-American photographer, video artist, and educator. She received her BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and her MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has shown her work nationally and internationally, and has taught photography and digital imaging at colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Scheduled Safaris:

Saturday, September 12 at 1pm 

Space is limited.  

Cost:  $55

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Participants should dress appropriately for the weather. Heels and/or open-toed shoes are not permitted.

Please note that the Carrie Furnaces are part of a former industrial site. At this time the site is not wheelchair accessible. 

For GPS or online directions to the Carrie Furnaces:
115 West Braddock Avenue
Braddock, PA  15104
(This will get you close enough to the site to follow directional signage) 

To see photos from previous photo safaris, click here.



160-inch Mill

160-Inch Mill
The Homestead Works 160-inch Mill was one of the largest plate mills in the U.S.