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Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Bounded by Ninety-sixth Avenue & Fifty-sixth Avenu, Commerce City, Adams County, CO



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HB229273


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Item Title


Location
Bounded by Ninety-sixth Avenue & Fifty-sixth Avenu, Commerce City, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CO-21
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-20).
National Register Number: NR
Significance: Established during WWII to manufacture chemical weapons and incendiary munitions. Since 1950 its principal activities have related to the manufacture, munitions-leading, and disposal of nerve agent GB.

Subjects
Farming
Concrete Block Buildings
War (World War II)


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF SOUTH PLANT FROM SETTLING BASIN AREA. VIEW TO SOUTH.
2. OVERALL VIEW OF SOUTH PLANT FROM SHELL CHEMICAL STORAGE TANK. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
3. OVERALL VIEW OF SOUTH PLANT FROM DECEMBER 7TH AVENUE. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
4. OVERALL VIEW OF SOUTH PLANT FROM FIELD SOUTHEAST OF PLANT. VIEW TO WEST.
5. OVERALL VIEW OF SOUTH PLANT FROM FIELD NORTHWEST OF PLANT. VIEW TO EAST.
6. OVERALL VIEW OF SOUTH PLANT FROM FIELD EAST OF PLANT. VIEW TO WEST.
7. SOUTH PLANT WAREHOUSE BUILDINGS 728 AND 729 (CENTER) AND CHEMICAL STORAGE TANKS (RIGHT). VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
8. SOUTH PLANT SHELL OIL COMPANY FACILITIES, WITH PIPELINE PEDESTALS IN FOREGROUND. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
9. SOUTH PLANT STORAGE WAREHOUSE COMPLEX (BUILDINGS 336, 346 AND 356, LEFT-TO-RIGHT), WITH SOUTH RAILROAD SPUR IN FOREGROUND. VIEW TO EAST.
10. SOUTH PLANT SOUTHERN EDGE. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
11. SOUTH PLANT EASTERN EDGE, SHOWING MAGAZINES AT CENTER AND ARMY RESERVE CENTER (BUILDING 732) AT RIGHT. VIEW TO EAST.
12. SOUTH PLANT FROM SHELL OIL COMPANY CHEMICAL STORAGE TANK, SHOWING FACILITIES MAINTENANCE BUILDING (543) AT LEFT AND WHITE PHOSPHOROUS FILLING BUILDING (541) AND WAREHOUSE (542) AT CENTER. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
13. SOUTH PLANT FROM ROOF OF WHAREHOUSE (BUILDING 742), WITH NORTH-CENTER RAILROAD SPUR AT CENTER. VIEW TO WEST.
14. SOUTH PLANT MUSTARD FILLING BUILDING (BUILDING 728) AND WAREHOUSE (BUILDING 729) FROM CHEMICAL STORAGE TANK. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
15. SOUTH PLANT PIPELINES AND RAIL LINES FROM ARSENIC TRICHLORIDE DRY STORAGE TANKS. VIEW TO EAST.
16. SOUTH PLANT FROM ROOF OF LEWISITE/DISTILLED MUSTARD PLANT, SHOWING ADMINISTRATION BUILDING (BUILDING 517) AT RIGHT FOREGROUND. VIEW TO SOUTH.
18. CENTER OF SOUTH PLANT FROM TON CONTAINER RECONDITIONING BUILDING, WITH FREE-STANDING SMOKESTACK AT LEFT FOREGROUND. VIEW TO WEST.
19. CENTER OF SOUTH PLANT FROM TON CONTAINER RECONDITIONING BUILDING. VIEW TO WEST.
20. SOUTH PLANT NORTH-CENTER RAILROAD SPUR, WITH FACILITIES MAINTENANCE BUILDING (BUILDING 543) AT LEFT AND WHITE PHOSPHOROUS FILLING BUILDING (BUILDING 541) AT CENTER. VIEW TO WEST.
21. SOUTH PLANT NORTH-CENTER RAILROAD SPUR, WITH WHITE PHOSPHOROUS FILLING BUILDING (BUILDING 541) AT LEFT AND POWER PLANT (BUILDINGS 321 AND 325) AT CENTER. VIEW TO WEST.
22. SOUTH PLANT FROM ROOF OF FACILITIES MAINTENANCE BUILDING, SHOWING WHITE PHOSPHOROUS FILLING BUILDING (BUILDING 541) AND WAREHOUSE (BUILDING 542) AT LEFT CENTER. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
23. SOUTH PLANT MUSTARD FILLING BUILDING (BUILDING 728) AND WAREHOUSE (BUILDING 729) FROM ROOF OF TON CONTAINER RECONDITIONING BUILDING, SHOWING FACILITIES MAINTENANCE BUILDING AT FOREGROUND AND BUILDING 741, 742 AND 743 AT CENTER BACKGROUND. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
24. SOUTH PLANT LEWISITE/DISTILLED MUSTARD PLANT, WITH BUILDING 516 AT LEFT CENTER AND BUILDING 514 AT RIGHT CENTER. VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
25. PROCESS PIPING AT SOUTH PLANT SOUTH EDGE. VIEW TO NORTH.
26. PROCESS PIPING AND CHEMICAL STORAGE TANKS AT SOUTH PLANT NORTH EDGE FROM DECEMBER 7TH AVENUE. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
27. WAREHOUSE BUILDINGS 346 AND 347 AT WESTERN EDGE OF SOUTH PLANT, WITH SOUTH RAILROAD SPUR IN FOREGROUND. VIEW TO EAST.
28. SOUTH PLANT WAREHOUSE BUILDINGS 356, 355, AND 354. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.
29. WAREHOUSE COMPLEX AT WESTERN EDGE OF SOUTH PLANT, WITH BUILDINGS 351 AND 341 IN FOREGROUND. VIEW TO WEST.
30. WAREHOUSE COMPLEX AT WESTERN EDGE OF SOUTH PLANT, WITH BUILDINGS 342 AND 343 AT RIGHT. VIEW TO WEST.
31. SOUTH PLANT NORTHERN EDGE, SHOWING CELL BUILDING (BUILDING 242) AT LEFT, LABORATORY (BUILDING 241) AT CENTER AND CAUSTIC FUSION PLANT (BUILDING 254) AT RIGHT. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
32. SOUTH PLANT D STREET, SHOWING LABORATORY AND WAREHOUSE BUILDINGS (BUILDINGS 531, 532, 313, 314 AND 315 AT LEFT). VIEW TO SOUTH.
44. SOUTH PLANT BUILDING 511A. VIEW TO NORTHEAST.


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