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Atlantic Ice & Coal Company, 135 Prince Street, Montgomery, Montgomery County, AL



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Location
135 Prince Street, Montgomery, AL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AL-188
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N888).
Building/structure dates: 1873 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1923 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1946 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1956 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1963 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 2000 subsequent work
Significance: The 1923 plant, which replaced the city's first manufactured ice factory (c. 1873), is significant in that it was erected during a period of substantial change in refrigeration technology. The new ice plant utilized the increasingly prevalent raw water, ammonia compression, can process to produce ice, and operated from electrically-driven machinery. The substantially enlarged cold storage facility and the ice tanks were an integrated system, the cold storage facility utilizing brine from the ice tanks to cool its rooms. But refrigeration was a rapidly advancing industry, fed as it was by university, government, and private industry research. Technological and market influences combined to catalyze change at the plant level. Ice and cold storage facilities and the refrigeration processes within were added to or modified periodically so that Atlantic could maintain competitiveness. As such, the present structure, and the changes it represents, is a typical example of the process many refrigeration plants underwent through the 20th century in their attempt to maintain their market share.

Related Names
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Lands, LeeAnn Bishop, Historian
Larson, Kelly, Delineator
Smith, Marjorie, Delineator
Gall, Matthew, Delineator
Lowe, Robert, Delineator
Kasiannan, Senthilpavai, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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