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Bryant Electric Company, Building Nos. 22, 25 & 32, 623 Hancock Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, CT



B&W Photos

HB266511
View Southwest Of Building 22 On Hancock Avenue - Garage/boiler Room/compressor Station

HB266512
View West Of Trusses In Building 22; Garage

HB266513
View East Of Air Compressor In Building 32


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Location
623 Hancock Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-155-B
Significance: The garage structure, building 22, was significant only as a component of the Bryant Electric Company Plant. It housed company vehicles and executive's personal automobiles. Building 32, the power plant, is significant primarily as a constituent of the Bryant complex. It is an example of how improved technology, increasing awareness of air pollution, energy costs and costs of real estate directed changes in plant operations. Boiler design changed significantly during the first half of the 20th century with increasing efficiency and decreasing size the goal. Bryant management took advantage of new technology by demolishing the old coal-fired steam plant and replacing it with compact, package boilers capable of burning either gas or oil. This opened up additional space for more manufacturing space on the site of the old boiler plant.

Subjects
Garages
Power Plants
Paint Shops


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW SOUTHWEST OF BUILDING 22 ON HANCOCK AVENUE - GARAGE/BOILER ROOM/COMPRESSOR STATION
2. VIEW WEST OF TRUSSES IN BUILDING 22; GARAGE
3. VIEW EAST OF AIR COMPRESSOR IN BUILDING 32


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