Tredegar in 1951

Tredegar in 1951 (HMG0A)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
Country: United States of America

N 37° 32.127', W 77° 26.78'

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The lines in the parking lot represent the outlines of building shown on the 1951 insurance map of Tredegar, below. Three machine shops were constructed in 1872 to manufacture railroad cars and were converted to boiler and machine hops around 1884-1887. By 1887, a series of buildings, represented by lines to the right, had been constructed for the production of horseshoes at Tredegar, including a forge, a machine shop, and storage sheds.

Machine Shops
These buildings were long and narrow so that power for equipment could be transmitted through a long system of line shafting that ran along the ceiling. These turned belts that powered lathes, shapers, and other machine equipment.

Workers at the Horseshoe Shops
Workers at the Horseshoe Shops included skilled machinists and iron workers, semi-skilled horseshoe machine operators, and unskilled laborers who moved the raw materials and finished products. Both black and white men worked in the mills, but whites held the majority of skilled jobs.
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HM NumberHMG0A
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 12:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283853 N 4157086
Decimal Degrees37.53545000, -77.44633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.127', W 77° 26.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 7.62" N, 77° 26' 46.80" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 490 Tredegar St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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