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Fort McClellan Ammunition Storage Area, Building No. 4409, Second Avenue (Magazine Road), Anniston, Calhoun County, AL



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Item Title


Location
Second Avenue (Magazine Road), Anniston vicinity, AL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS AL-988-D
Building/structure dates: 1941 initial construction
This structure was demolished.

Significance: The Ammunition Storage Area of Fort McClellan represents two eras of building design. Buildings 4403 and 4404 are standard field depot magazines built in 1917, while Buildings 4408, 4409, and 4414 are igloos dating to 1941. Both sets of buildings provide information on the evolution and technology of safe ammunition storage between the World Wars. The 1941 buildings in particular afford a case study of a developing technology as they are early examples of igloo magazines. While igloos swiftly replaced earlier types, the materials used in their construction and the manner in which they were built varied. The Fort McClellan examples were constructed with corrugated steel plates and concrete and engineering practices that were directly borrowed from early twentieth-century culvert or tunnel technology.

Subjects
Armies
Magazines (military Buildings)
Ammunition Industry


Related Names
Michaelson, J. M.
American Rolling Mill (Armco)
Bryant, Richard T., Photographer
Reed, Mary Beth, Historian
Fedor, Tracey L., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Planar view of front (southwest) side, view towards the northeast, without scale
Oblique view of front and southeast sides, view towards the north, with scale
Planar view of the southeast side, view towards the northwest, without scale
Planar view of the southeast side, view towards the northwest, with scale
Planar view of rear (northeast) side, view towards the southwest, without scale
Planar view of rear (northeast) side, view towards the southwest, with scale
Planar view of northwest side, view towards the southeast, without scale
Planar view of northwest side, view towards the southeast, with scale
Oblique view of front and northwest sides, view towards the northeast, with scale
Oblique view of front and northwest sides, view towards the northeast, without scale
Interior view, view towards the northeast, with scale


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