Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Tredegar Iron Works
"It is doubtful whether an abler business man than General Anderson ever lived in this state." Richmond Times, 1892
"The mechanic arts are the poor man's inheritance." Tredegar Workers, 1847
Across the canal stands the Tredegar Iron Works, which, with the Armory that once stood beside it, was the greatest industrial complex in the South. Run by Joseph Reid Anderson, the Iron Works, with a work force of immigrants and free and enslaved Blacks, produced up to half of all the armaments used in the Confederate war effort.
Erected by Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk.
Location. 37° 32.085′ N, 77° 26.617′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South 7th Street and Tredegar Street. Touch for map. This marker is on the Richmond Riverfront Canal Walk on Brown's Island. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canal Walk / Historic Canals (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Ordnance Lab Explosion Three Days in April 1865 (about 300 feet away); Haxall Headgates (about 300 feet away); Belle Isle (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Tredegar Iron Works (about 400 feet away); John Jasper (about 400 feet away); Confederate Laboratory (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
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Categories. • African Americans • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 867 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.