Tredegar in the Twentieth Century / Then and Now

Tredegar in the Twentieth Century / Then and Now (HMG67)

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

N 37° 32.084', W 77° 26.812'

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Tredegar in the Twentieth Century

The lines in the parking lot represent the outlines of buildings as shown on this 1951 insurance map of Tredegar. Three machine shops stood to your right. Constructed in 1872 to manufacture railroad cars, they were converted to boiler and machine shops around 1884-1887. By 1887, a series of buildings, represented by the lines in front of you, had been constructed for the production of horseshoes here at Tredegar.

Then and Now

The Tredegar Iron Works once covered most of this site. The parking lot in front of you was densely packed with the machine and horseshoe shops of the Tredegar Iron Works. Compare the current and historical views, noting the Pattern Building on the right. The World War I-era photograph shows the horseshoe department in the foreground, and Gamble's Hill, currently the headquarters of the Ethyl Corporation on the horizon.
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HM NumberHMG67
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283804 N 4157008
Decimal Degrees37.53473333, -77.44686667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.084', W 77° 26.812'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 5.04" N, 77° 26' 48.72" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130 2nd Street Connector, Richmond VA 23219, US
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