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New Haven Rail Yard, Oil Storage Building, Vicinity of Union Avenue , New Haven, New Haven County, CT



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Location
Vicinity of Union Avenue, New%252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BHaven, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-160-G
Building/structure dates: 1870 initial construction
Significance: The Oil Storage Building is significant as an original component of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad's ca. 1870 New Haven shops. At the time, the New Haven complex was the railroad's principal facility for building locomotives and freight cars and for repair and maintenance. Although a small and utilitarian building, the Oil Storage Building reflects the many vital uses of oil as a lubricant and lamp fuel in operating a railroad. The addition of a second story, ca. 1910, demonstrates the ongoing investment in the New Haven yard even after the railroad built larger shops elsewhere.

Related Names
New York, New Haven And Hartford Railroad


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
NORTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS, CAMERA FACING SOUTHWEST.
WEST ELEVATION, CAMERA FACING EAST. THE OVERHEAD PIPES ARE FOR DISTRIBUTING STEAM FROM THE NEARBY HEATING PLANT TO VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COMPLEX.
DETAIL OF SECOND-STORY WINDOW ON WEST ELEVATION, CAMERA FACING EAST.
INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, NORTH ROOM, SHOWING BRICK VAULTING IN CEILING, CAMERA FACING EAST.
INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR, LOOKING TOWARD NORTH WALL, SHOWING ROOF TRUSSES AND BEAM FOR HOIST, CAMERA FACING NORTHWEST.


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