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Pratt Coal & Coke Company, Pratt Mines, Coke Ovens & Railroad, Bounded by First Street, Avenue G, Third Place, Bi, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL



B&W Photos

HB45185
Exterior View, Looking West, At Former Tci-us Steel Company Bee Hive Oven Ruins With Forested Overgrowth.

HB45186
Exterior View, Bee Hive Coke Oven Door.


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Location
Bi, Birmingham, AL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AL-80-A
Significance: The Pratt coke ovens, the largest, early concentration of coke ovens in the District, played an historically significant part in creating the pig iron boom that made the Birmingham District one of the nation's most important producers of iron. This site also includes the rail link that moved raw materials to furnaces in the Birmingham city center, making the boom possible. Ovens appear to be intact, but located in dense overgrowth. The railway is currently operating.

Subjects
Railroads
Coke Ovens


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING WEST, AT FORMER TCI-US STEEL COMPANY BEE HIVE OVEN RUINS WITH FORESTED OVERGROWTH.
2. EXTERIOR VIEW, BEE HIVE COKE OVEN DOOR.


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