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Imperial Carbon Black Plant (Ruin), North side of North Fork of Hughes River along Bun, Harrisville, Ritchie County, WV



B&W Photos

HB1292836
BWPhotos 192767

HB1292837
BWPhotos 192768

HB1292838
BWPhotos 192769

HB1292839
BWPhotos 192770

HB1292840
BWPhotos 192771

HB1292841
BWPhotos 192772

HB1292842
BWPhotos 192773

HB1292843
BWPhotos 192774

HB1292844
BWPhotos 192775


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Location
North side of North Fork of Hughes River along Bun, Harrisville+vicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-69
Building/structure dates: 1910 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1940 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1950 demolished
Significance: From 1900 to 1925 the state of West Virginia was a national leader in the production of natural gas, natural gasoline, and carbon black. These ruins are visible reminders of these three, related industries. They are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. They represent industries once vital to the economy of northwestern West Virginia and Ritchie County, and, in part, tell the story of the nearly-forgotton community of Hannahdale.

Related Names
Imperial Oil & Gas Products Company
Mann, J. L.
Hartman, Joseph
Kemp, Emory, Photographer
Past & Present, Consultants, The Kemp Group, Incor, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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