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Elkins Coal & Coke Company, Bretz, Preston County, WV



B&W Photos

HB1262052
General View Looking Toward Coke Ovens.

HB1262053
General View Of Ovens And Coal Tipple.

HB1262054
Watering The Ovens.

HB1262055
Pulling And Charging The Ovens.

HB1262056
Bricking Up The Oven.

HB1262057
Coke-pulling Machine (c

HB1262058
Leveling The Charge.

HB1262059
Watering The Hot Coke.

HB1262060
Coke-pulling Machine.

HB1262061
Larry Car Charging An Oven.

HB1262062
Company Housing (now Privately Owned).

HB1262063
Company Housing (now Privately Owned).


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Location
Bretz vicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-7
Building/structure dates: 1904 initial construction
National Register Number: 83003249
Significance: The site at Bretz is a fine example of a turn of the century coke processing facility. When these photos were taken, it was in danger of being shut down as a pollutant.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING TOWARD COKE OVENS.
2. GENERAL VIEW OF OVENS AND COAL TIPPLE.
3. WATERING THE OVENS.
4. PULLING AND CHARGING THE OVENS.
5. BRICKING UP THE OVEN.
6. COKE-PULLING MACHINE (C. 1905).
7. LEVELING THE CHARGE.
8. WATERING THE HOT COKE.
9. COKE-PULLING MACHINE.
10. LARRY CAR CHARGING AN OVEN.
11. COMPANY HOUSING (NOW PRIVATELY OWNED).
12. COMPANY HOUSING (NOW PRIVATELY OWNED).


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