Rock Island Arsenal, Building No. 109, Rodman Avenue & Fourth Street, Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL
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Rodman Avenue & Fourth Street, Rock Island, IL
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER IL-20-T
Building/structure dates: 1918 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 193 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 G-I Connection joined Shops G and I (see HAER Nos. IL-20I, IL-20J). 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.
War (World War I)
War (World War II)
Stone & Webster Company Of Boston
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. N (front) elevation. (Harms)
2. S elevation; E wing of Shop G (Building 108) is at the left of the view. (Ceronie)
3. General basement view, SE corner; showing concrete piers and beams; looking SE. (Ryan)
4. Photograph of a photograph in possession of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office. NORTH ELEVATION IN UNALTERED CONDITION. DATED NOVEMBER 21, 1944.
5. Photograph of a photograph in possession of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office. SOUTH ELEVATION BEFORE REPLACEMENT OF STEEL SASH WITH CONCRETE BLOCK. DATED APRIL 27, 1956.
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