Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The water went through this strainer, into the canal and to the hydro electric plant 200 yards to your left. This "raceway" is now full of trees, but the stone wall is visible along the side.
The high cost of maintenance made the electricity produced by the river energy unable to compete with that from inexpensive fossil fuels. The operation ceased in 19767.
Sign funded by the students at Collegiate High School
Erected by James River Park System.
Location. 37° 31.628′ N, 77° 27.374′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on 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. Headgate Cleaner (a few steps from this marker); Gun Emplacement (within shouting distance of this marker); First Break Rapids (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belle Isle Hydro Plant (about 600 feet away); Quarry Pond (about 600 feet away); Quarry Equipment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hollywood Rapids (approx. ¼ mile away); Belle Isle Rolling Milling and Slitting Manufactory (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.