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Old Dominion Iron & Steel Company

The Chrysler Building

 
 
Old Dominion Iron & Steel Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
1. Old Dominion Iron & Steel Company Marker
Inscription. The tall design, thick "I" beams and a mix of different sized pieces mark this as one of the first factory buildings constructed by the ODIS -- probably in the early 1900's. OIDS was famous for is advanced metallurgy and fine casting important in fabricating complex structures like heat exchangers. During WW I the hatches for tanks were made for Chrysler Motors and the structure became known as the "Chrysler Building".
Sign funded by: Sierra Club
 
Erected by James River Park System.
 
Location. 37° 31.878′ N, 77° 26.983′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Tredegar Street 0.3 miles west of South 5th Street. Click for map. Located on Belle Isle which can be reached via a pedestrian bridge from the north bank of the river. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 Tredegar Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Belle Isle (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War POW Camp (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belle Isle Prison Camp Monument (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Historic Belle Isle
Old Dominion Iron & Steel Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
2. Old Dominion Iron & Steel Company Marker
(about 400 feet away); The Power of Moving Water (about 400 feet away); Canons and Corpses (about 700 feet away); Cannon over the Camp (about 800 feet away); Ironworks Oil House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, World I
 
Old Dominion Iron & Steel Company Buildings image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
3. Old Dominion Iron & Steel Company Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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