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Location DB > United States > Virginia > Richmond > Fulton Gas Works
Fulton Gas Works
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created by Anonymous on 4/2/2004 11:21 PM
last modified by Anonymous on 10/26/2022 11:45 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Fulton Gas Works operated for nearly 120 years, providing gas to illuminate and heat Richmond.

Demolition started in November of 2021. Building and the massive storage tank frame are gone. Fun fact - the tank frame was a "gasometer", a device used to hold gas before it is dispersed to local customers. As gas would accumulate the bladder inside the structure would fill rising to the top of the metal frame and then deflate as gas was delivered throughout the city.
 Basic Information
Type: Gas Buildings
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy - it's gone
Recommendation: forget it - It's gone!
 Physical Information
3301 Williamsburg Avenue
Richmond, Virginia
United States
Owner: City of Richmond Public Utilities
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • air quality
  • contaminated soil and buildings, squatters
  •  Interesting Features
    Intact glazed tile lettering and logo, steel gas storage framework, bordered by train trestle and river.

    Nice machinery.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1937
    Closed: 1950
     Required Equipment
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • head protection
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    History unknown at this time.
     Media Coverage
     Future Plans
    Under consideration for demolition and redevelopment.

    In February (2004), the company (Brownfields Capital) received approval from the Richmond, Va., City Council for its first project: a $100 million mixed-use redevelopment of the city's former Fulton Gas Works.

    1/2009 - The site is still abandoned and will probably remain so for quite some time.

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     Photo Galleries
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    Drive by
    Sat, Apr 2nd, 1887
    posted by xrahy
    5 pictures
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    Recent Tour
    Sun, Jul 31st, 1887
    posted by xrahy
    40 pictures
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    June 2004 - THD
    Wed, Jun 23rd, 2004
    posted by The Hitman's Daughter
    15 pictures
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    Fulton Gas Works
    Wed, Oct 18th, 2006
    posted by robofuture
    25 pictures
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    Scouting for MAMU
    Fri, Sep 12th, 2008
    posted by PorkChopExpress
    2 pictures
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    MAMU trip (1/2/2009)
    Fri, Jan 2nd, 2009
    posted by PorkChopExpress
    25 pictures
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    Fulton - 2014
    Tue, Jan 2nd, 2018
    posted by lonewolf34
    5 pictures
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    May 2021
    Thu, May 13th, 2021
    posted by FreeLee
    9 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 10/26/2022 11:45 PM.

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  • on Oct 26 22 at 23:45, Anonymous validated this location
  • on Oct 26 22 at 23:45, Anonymous changed the following: Notes for Mods, Web Links
  • on Oct 26 22 at 17:31, Anonymous changed the following: Owner, Year Built, Status, Accessibility, Recommendation, Media Coverage, Description, Web Links
  • on May 13 21 at 17:38, Anonymous validated this location
  • on May 13 21 at 17:34, Anonymous updated gallery May 2021
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    You must log in for this feature to work.City files for demolition permityokes0108/3/2020 6:41 PM by yokes
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