Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District

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Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District
Elkins Coal & Coke Company, Bretz vicinity (Preston County, West Virgina).jpg
Pulling and Charging the Ovens
Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District is located in West Virginia
Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District
Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District is located in the US
Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District
Location Bretz, Preston County, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°32′42″N 79°48′35″W / 39.54500°N 79.80972°W / 39.54500; -79.80972Coordinates: 39°32′42″N 79°48′35″W / 39.54500°N 79.80972°W / 39.54500; -79.80972
Built 1906
Architect Elkins Coal & Coke Co.
Architectural style Other
NRHP Reference # 83003249
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 1, 1983[1]
Designated NHLD May 4, 1983[2]

Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District consists of 140 beehive ovens that were the last operating coke ovens in the United States.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1983.[2][3]

It is located about 1/2 mile southwest of Masontown, West Virginia and 1/4 mile west of West Virginia Route 7.

The ovens in 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2007-10-14. 
  3. ^ Ralph J. Christian (October 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District / Mercury Coal and Coke Company" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 6 photos, from 1978. (1.35 MB)

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