Elkins Coal & Coke Company, Railroad Building, .8 mile West of County Route 7/29, Bretz, Preston County, WV
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.8 mile West of County Route 7/29, Bretz vicinity, WV
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER WV-7-C
Building/structure dates: 1906 initial construction
National Register Number: 83003249
Significance: The Railroad Building is part of the Elkins Coal & Coke Company mine complex. The Elkins Coal & Coke Company mine complex consists of 140 beehive coke ovens that were the nation's last known operating beehive coke ovens. Significant to the industrial history of the United States, the Elkins Coal & Coke Company produced coke necessary for the production of iron and steel.
Cooke, Kevin R., Photographer
Owen, Christopher B., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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