Each Monday the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photo is from Kate Woodle.
In response to a Heritage Column on Harmony Forge that was published on Jan. 27, 2014, Woodle wrote:
“My great-great-grandfather, Andrew Gregg Jr., and his father-in-law, John Irvin, were associated in the operation of Harmony Forge. Andrew Gregg Jr. built the Andrew Gregg Homestead, which is two miles east of Centre Hall.
“I thought you might be interested in the short article that my mother had saved, and a photo of Andrew Gregg and his wife Margaret Irvin Gregg. I am reasonably sure that the older woman in the photo is Margaret Irvin but I’m not so sure about Andrew Gregg. He looks a bit younger and is possibly one of her sons, Gen. John Irvin Gregg or Andrew Gregg. I have no idea who the younger woman and child are. Anyway, I thought you might be interested in the photo.”
She attached a short newspaper clipping from 1977 about the Gregg home that included the following information:
“Andrew Gregg Homestead, near Old Fort in Centre Hall, recently became the 16th Centre County property to be entered on the National Register of Historic Places.
“Andrew Gregg Jr. was one of the early ironmasters in the county. He and his father-in-law, John Irvin, were associated in the operation of Harmony Forge.”
Woodle is seeking the exact address of the Gregg home and any other photos of Gregg family members or the Gregg homestead. She is also looking for photos of the Bald Eagle and Spring Creek Navigation Company Canal.
Anyone who has any information can share it with the CDT and we will pass it along to Woodle.
Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to Audience Engagement Editor Laurie Jones at email@example.com. Provide as much information as you can.
All photos in the weekly series are placed in a “Share our Heritage” gallery at CentreDaily.com. If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.