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When Jones was born in 1954, the city was near its peak population, and the mills were woven into the landscape, from the sulphuric smell of the blast furnace to fires that lit up the sky.
While drawing blast furnaces, coal tipples, coke ovens and other industrial structures, the 41-year-old artist suffered chilblains, a condition that causes hands and feet to itch and turn red or blue.
The tallest blast furnace pumped out smoke that was black, red, or brown, depending on what was being made.
Today, the Sloss Music & Arts Fest holds concerts at the foot of a blast furnace every summer (slossfest.com).
The entire building was hot as blazes, but the second floor, where Hibbard stayed, was much the worst of the two, like a blast furnace.
The last blast furnace went cold almost two decades ago.
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: a large structure in which rock containing a metal is melted so that the metal can be separated from the rock
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