Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
In 1957, Albemarle Paper purchased the Tredegar Iron Works property. By then it had acquired most of Gamble’s Hill, and built its headquarters there, occupying them in 1962. In 1962, the company also bought the Ethyl Corporation of Delaware, a firm much larger than itself, and Albemarle Paper adopted the name Ethyl Corporation. In 1969, Ethyl sold the Hollywood paper plant to the James River Corporation, which is headquartered there.
Two Pulleys and a Gear
Preserved here from the paper mill’s machinery are a breaker beater driven pulley (the large one), a floor beater driven pulley, and a cast core mortise gear.
Location. 37° 32.041′ N, 77° 26.472′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South 7th Street and Tredegar Street. Click for map. This marker is on the Richmond
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Electricity for Streetcars (here, next to this marker); Brown’s Island (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Brown’s Island (a few steps from this marker); Manchester & Free Bridges (within shouting distance of this marker); R&P Railroad Piers (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Laboratory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canal Walk / Historic Canals (about 400 feet away); John Jasper (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. On the upper left is a photograph of "Brown’s Island Mill Early 1950’s" (Photo by Dementi, Courtesy of Dementi-Foster Studio)
On the lower left is a map of "Brown’s Island, circa 1940" (Map by R.E. Johnson, Courtesy Ethyl Corporation)
Also see . . .
1. Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk. Venture Richmond (Submitted on November 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. History of Albemarle Paper Manufacturing Company. NewMarket Corporation, the (Submitted on November 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.