Sandston

Sandston (HMGI4)

Location: Sandston, VA 23150 Henrico County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 31.402', W 77° 19.029'

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In 1918 as World War I ended, the Seven Pines Bag Loading Plant #3, used for gun powder packing, was dismantled. The federal government sold 600 acres of land, the electric car line, remaining plant buildings, and 230 Aladdin houses, that were erected for plant workers, to the Richmond-Fairfield Railway Company, organized by Oliver J. Sands. The Aladdin Company of Bay City, Michigan was the first company to offer in the United States kit houses with precut, numbered pieces. In 1921 Sands announced the houses were for sale in Fairfield Village. In Sand's honor the residents petitioned to change the name to Sandston.
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HM NumberHMGI4
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Marker NumberW 2-a
Year Placed2009
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:41am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 295236 N 4155456
Decimal Degrees37.52336667, -77.31715000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.402', W 77° 19.029'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 24.12" N, 77° 19' 1.74" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 125 W Williamsburg Rd, Sandston VA 23150, US
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