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Little Italy: 1908
... yard belonging to the standard gas and light company." Gas Holders. The tank-type gas holders shown here were constructed in interlocking sections which rose as ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 8:21pm -

Little Italy: 1908

Factory Houses: 1941
... time to time in St. Louis. What are they for? [ Gas holders . - Dave] (Prints, Industry & Public Works, Jack Delano) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 8:19pm -

Factory Houses: 1941

Chrysler Building: 1932
... find them and see how they compare. Gasometers The gas holders by the bridge caught my eye. I didn't realize how huge they are - a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/31/2012 - 3:52pm -

Chrysler Building: 1932

Bonus Army Bivouac: 1932
... of the Bonus marchers' camp in Anacostia Flats, with gas holders and what looks like a railroad bridge in the distance. And in the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/13/2014 - 7:38pm -

Bonus Army Bivouac: 1932

Gaslight: 1917
... In Europe (I don't know about the U.S.A.) you may even see gas holders covered by a brick building, like this one in Wien-Simmering: ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/12/2011 - 3:16pm -

Gaslight: 1917

City Gas: 1905
... was looking at some of these in Europe and UK online; some gas holders overseas have been converted to condominiums or apartment ... far from our home was a coking plant which had two huge gas holders of the type shown. They would slowly rise as gas was produced ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2011 - 11:22pm -

City Gas: 1905

Boardwalk Empire: 1910
... A Lot of Gas I see at least four gasometers (gas holders) in the photo. The Twin Towers Does anyone know what ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 4:36pm -

Boardwalk Empire: 1910

City of Cleveland: 1905
... Got Gas! The two round brick building to the right are gas holders for coal gas manufactured at a gasworks. Coal gas was used for ... engines. The circular framework next to the two brick gas holders is a rising and falling gas holder where steel tank sections ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/31/2012 - 12:13am -

City of Cleveland: 1905

Custom House: 1915
... can be seen one of the ubiquitous (at the time) municipal gas holders. These got quite a bit of discussion in some earlier Shorpy threads ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/26/2012 - 5:53pm -

Custom House: 1915
 
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