Piedmont Charcoal Kilns

14 mi. NE of Hilliard, Hilliard, Wyoming

Photos 

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

The Piedmont Charcoal Kilns are outstanding examples of a type of structure once commonly found in southwestern Wyoming. Built in 1869 by Moses Byrne, these kilns were constructed to process charcoal for use in the early mining smelters of Colorado and Utah. Their prosperity and that of the town were closely associated with the development of the transcontinental transportation system. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 3, 1971
Reference number
71000894
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Manufacturing facility
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
ca. 1869
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 3
Contributing sites: 2

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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