Smokestack (HM1BZE)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 4.5', W 81° 6.117'

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This Smokestack served dual purposes.

Underground flues connect the stack to the Boiler Room and Blacksmith Shop. This system operated on the Bernoulli Principle. The height of the stack enabled wind and pressure to create a vacuum and draw smoke through the tunnels and out of the building. The hot air created by the boiler expanded and rose, contributing to this effect. This also brought fresh air in the boiler, creating a hotter fire. The stack contained a large water reservoir behind the iron panels that held water needed by the shops. The base of the stack housed 16 privies (toilets) and changing rooms for workers.

Smokestack Trivia
* 125 feet tall
* 14 foot tall water tank
* Contained 16 privies
* Tank held 40,000 gallons
* Foundation of 120 cedar pilings

Notice the different brick on the top of the Smokestack. Shortly after the rail shops closed in 1963, brick salvage began on the stack. Citizens successfully rallied to stop demolition. Their efforts contributed to rebuilding the stack and preserving the site.
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490378 N 3548753
Decimal Degrees32.07500000, -81.10195000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.5', W 81° 6.117'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 30.00" N, 81° 6' 7.02" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 568-584 W Jones St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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