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Rock Island Arsenal, Building No. 103, Rodman Avenue & First Street, Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL



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HB442439

HB442440

HB442441


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Item Title


Location
Rodman Avenue & First Street, Rock Island, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-20-S
Building/structure dates: 1918 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1943 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1979 subsequent work
National Register Number: 69000057
Significance: Although Rock Island Arsenal was designated an ordnance manufacturing installation during the Civil War, it was not until World War I that all of the stone Greek Revival shops on Rodman Avenue were fully outfitted with production machinery. To facilitate material handling between the shops, the arsenal command in 1917-1918 authorized the construction of four connecting links that matched the architectural detailing of the older buildings. The A-C Connection, joined Shops A and C (see HAER Nos. IL-20F, IL-20G). Part of the Rock Island Arsenal National Register Historic District, the building embodied an equal concern for utilitarian and aesthetic considerations that became increasingly rare during subsequent wartime construction programs.

Subjects
Armies
War (World War I)
War (World War II)


Related Names
Stone & Webster Company Of Boston


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. N (front) elevation; Shop A (Building 102) is at the right of the view and Shop C (Building 104) is at the left. (Harms)
2. General view of second-floor office area, showing concrete pier; looking ESE. (Ryan)
3. Photograph of a photograph in possession of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office. NORTH ELEVATION IN UNALTERED CONDITION. DATED NOVEMBER 21, 1944.


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