Rock Island Arsenal, Building No. 133, Gillespie Avenue between South Avenue & Ramsey Str, Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL
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Gillespie Avenue between South Avenue & Ramsey Str, Rock Island, IL
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER IL-20-Y
Building/structure dates: 1918 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1941 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1952 subsequent work
National Register Number: 69000057
Significance: Situated in a manufacturing area southwest of the Greek Revival stone shops on Rodman Avenue, the Incinerator Buildings was constructed in 1917-1918 as part of an artillery shell production complex. The building's Gothic Revival design mirrored the architectural detailing of the nearby Artillery Ammunition Assembly Plant (see HAER No. IL-20U). Part of the Rock Island Arsenal National Register Historic District, the Incinerator Building embodied an equal concern for utilitarian and aesthetic considerations that became increasingly rare during subsequent wartime construction programs.
War (World War I)
Westinghouse-Church-Kerr Company Of New York
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. N & W elevations; looking SE. (Harms)
2. 3/4 view of E & N elevations; looking SW. (Harms)
3. General view, first floor; looking S. (Ceronie)
4. Photograph of a photograph in possession of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office. NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS BEFORE REMODELING OF PARAPET AND AFTER REMOVAL OF SMOKESTACK FROM SOUTH ELEVATION. DATED APRIL 7, 1941.
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