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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 37° 31.628′ N, 77° 27.374′ 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. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
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 327 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.