Coal Gas Houses – California

Coal Gas Houses

Researcher: Colin Busby (SIA), Basin Research Associates

Contact:; 510-430-8441 x101

Research Inquiry Background

Trying to find information on “pre-packaged” coal gas houses that were sold
for small estates, farms, etc. in California to generate gas for lighting, residential
use.  Very interested in descriptions, maps, etc.

View of gas house at intersection of Ralston Avenue, Belmont Creek and entrance to estate.
Note gas house with chimney, residence and other facilities (obscured behind residence)
(Photograph courtesy of Dr. Laura Jones, Stanford University)

Any information on references, sources would be appreciated.