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Quarry Equipment

 
 
Quarry Equipment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
1. Quarry Equipment Marker
Inscription. Winches mounted here hauled rough granite out of the quarry pit and down to the rail connection at the ast end of the island. Steam from boilers powered the drills. The use of concrete here foretells the end of the cut stone industry -- between 1900-1910.
Sign funded by: Richmond Audubon Society
 
Erected by James River Park System.
 
Location. 37° 31.756′ N, 77° 27.289′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Tredegar Street 0.3 miles west of South 5th Street. Touch 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quarry Pond (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hollywood Rapids (about 500 feet away); Belle Isle Hydro Plant (about 500 feet away); Native American Fishing (about 700 feet away); First Break Rapids (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belle Isle Rolling Milling and Slitting Manufactory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Headgate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Headgate Cleaner (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Quarry Equipment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
2. Quarry Equipment Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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