This circular park structure with open arches was built of rough sandstone blocks to cover a public fountain. Nearby a block of coal rests on a pedestal, and across Main Street is a natural outcropping of bituminous coal, framed by a sandstone surround. The Sewell seam at Mt. Hope averaged 5 feet in thickness and was mined and sold as New River Smokeless Coal.
You are here
Craney Park and Coal Seam
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.