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Elkins Coal & Coke Company, Richard Ovens, Deckers Creek, State Route 7-92, Dellslow, Monongalia County, WV



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B&W Photos

HB1265178
General View, Looking East

HB1265179
Interior Of Oven Dome

HB1265180
Main Street In Richard, Showing Former Company Housing On Either Side William E

HB1265181
Photocopy Of Photograph, 1976


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Location
State Route 7-92, Dellslow vicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-21
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-18).
Building/structure dates: 1904 initial construction
Significance: After the Civil War, the expansion of the iron and steel industry led to increased demand for metallurgical coke, the principal fuel for blast furnaces. These beehive ovens are typical of the early coke industry.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING EAST. PIERS OF FORMER RAILROAD BRIDGE OVER DECKERS CREEK. William E. Barrett, photographer, 1976
3. INTERIOR OF OVEN DOME. CHARGING HOLE, OR EYE, IS A SINGLE PIECE OF CAST FIREBRICK William E. Barrett, photographer, 1973
4. MAIN STREET IN RICHARD, SHOWING FORMER COMPANY HOUSING ON EITHER SIDE William E. Barrett, photographer, 1976
5. Photocopy of photograph, 1976. COAL MINERS AT ENTRANCE TO THE RICHARD MINE (From original owned by Wade Mayfield, Dellslow, WV, 1912)


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