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

Worker Housing

 
 
Worker Housing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
1. Worker Housing Marker
Inscription. The wooden framework you see here represents the outline of one unit of a six unit “laborers’ quarters” built for Tredegar workers before the Civil War. Two long, multi-unit “quarters” bordered each other along the canal where the brick wall exists today.
 
Location. 37° 32.173′ N, 77° 26.787′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Tredegar Street 0.1 miles west of South 5th Street. Touch for map. This marker is located outside the Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works. 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. Rail Lines at Tredegar (a few steps from this marker); The Canal and the Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Tredegar Spike Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Rutherfoord’s Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Cupolas from the Virginia State Penitentiary (within shouting distance of this marker); Neighborhoods at Tredegar (within shouting distance of this marker); President Lincoln Visits Richmond (within shouting distance of this marker); Raceways (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker.
Antebellum Tredegar foundry workers image. Click for full size.
November 8, 2009
2. Antebellum Tredegar foundry workers
On the upper right is a sketch of “Antibellum Tredegar foundry workers.” (Antebellum is misspelled).

On the left is a drawing of the housing display with the caption, “The framework here suggests the size and shape of the original brick Laborers Quarters seen in the photograph below.”

On the lower half of the panel is period photograph of Tredegar carrying the caption, "This May 1865 photograph shows the laborers’ quarters at Tredegar. Note the doors along the north wall, and the chimney (each serving two units)."
 
Also see . . .
1. Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. (Submitted on November 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USIndustry & Commerce
 
Laborers Quarters image. Click for full size.
November 8, 2009
3. Laborers Quarters
Worker Housing Display image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
4. Worker Housing Display
James River and Kanawha Canal image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 3, 2009
5. James River and Kanawha Canal
The Worker Housing display is in the background (far right).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on November 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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