Flat Iron Building
Flatiron Building Heritage Center is an historical museum located
along Market Street, in the heart of Brownsville Pennsylvania. Built
in the 1830's, the Flatiron Building is named for its unique rounded
front giving the appearance of an oldfashioned clothing iron.
In May of 1997 the first floor of the building opened as a museum.
The heritage center commemorates the history of Brownsville's two
epochs: westward migration, and the industrial era of coal and coke.
Among the many exhibits -in the museum you will find a replica of
one of the steamboats which once cruised along the Monongahela River,
actual tools used in local coal mines, and a sculpture of a coal
miner by local artist Frank L. Melega.
The heritage center is free to the public, donations are welcome.