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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Belle Isle Rolling Milling and Slitting Manufactory

Approx. 1815-1900

 
 
Belle Isle Rolling Milling and Slitting Manufactory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
1. Belle Isle Rolling Milling and Slitting Manufactory Marker
Inscription.  Through the arched doorway mules pulled carts of scrap iron from England. Water powered the machinery. European immigrants and black slaves provided the labor. The nails, wire and horseshoes were famous throughput the South.
Sign donated by St. Catherine's School
 
Erected by James River Park System.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 31.737′ N, 77° 27.113′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Tredegar Street 0.3 miles west of South 5th Street. Located on Belle Isle which can be reached via a pedestrian bridge from the north bank of the river. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 Tredegar Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ironworks Oil House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cannon over the Camp (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canons and Corpses (about 400 feet away); Hollywood Rapids (about 600 feet away); Native American Fishing
Belle Isle Rolling Milling and Slitting Manufactory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
2. Belle Isle Rolling Milling and Slitting Manufactory Marker
(about 600 feet away); Belle Isle Hydro Plant (about 800 feet away); Historic Belle Isle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quarry Equipment (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Belle Isle Rolling Milling and Slitting Manufactory image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
3. Belle Isle Rolling Milling and Slitting Manufactory
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.
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