Acetylene Gas Generating Station

Acetylene Gas Generating Station (HM2W1)

Location: Herndon, VA 20170 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.269', W 77° 23.149'

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Circa 1900. The Herndon Gas Company was established in the early 1900s by two brothers, Edward and Benjamin Detwiler. The company provided gas for downtown Herndon street lights and for lights in a few of the Town's more affluent households. Electric lighting replaced gas in about 1917.

A blacksmith shop, operated from 1905 until 1965 by William H. Moffett, stood to the side of this building. In 1975, the shop was relocated to Frying Pan Park, where it remains today.
HM NumberHM2W1
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 7:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293311 N 4316282
Decimal Degrees38.97115000, -77.38581667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.269', W 77° 23.149'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 16.14" N, 77° 23' 8.94" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11 Station Alley, Herndon VA 20170, US
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