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Joliet Iron & Steel Company, Joliet Works, West of Collins Street, north of State Street, Joliet, Will County, IL



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B&W Photos

HB449276
General View Of The Iron Works, Looking East.

HB449277
General View With Boiler Shop (middle) And Powerhouse Addition (right).

HB449278
Company Office Building At Entrance To Plant, Looking Northwest.

HB449279
Company Office Building At Entrance To Plant, Looking Southeast.

HB449280
Pattern Shop.

HB449281
Blacksmith Shop.

HB449282
Machine Shop.

HB449283
Powerhouse.

HB449284
Storage Building.


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Item Title


Location
north of State Street, Joliet, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-57
Building/structure dates: 1869 initial construction
Significance: With its earliest buildings dating to the 1870s, the extensive Joliet Iron Works is distinguished for being the ninth operating Bessemer steel plant (1873) and for its architecturally outstanding office (1873).

Related Names
Union Coal,Iron & Transportation


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF THE IRON WORKS, LOOKING EAST.
2. GENERAL VIEW WITH BOILER SHOP (MIDDLE) AND POWERHOUSE ADDITION (RIGHT).
3. COMPANY OFFICE BUILDING AT ENTRANCE TO PLANT, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
4. COMPANY OFFICE BUILDING AT ENTRANCE TO PLANT, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
5. PATTERN SHOP.
6. BLACKSMITH SHOP.
7. MACHINE SHOP.
8. POWERHOUSE.
9. STORAGE BUILDING.


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