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Rock Island Arsenal, Building No. 140, Second Street between Ramsey Street & South Avenue, Rock Island, Rock Island County, IL



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Location
Second Street between Ramsey Street & South Avenue, Rock Island, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-20-X
Building/structure dates: 1918 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1963 subsequent work
National Register Number: 69000057
Significance: The Gun Stock Dry Kiln was one of a pair of almost identical buildings erected in 1917-1918 for seasoning lumber used in the arsenal's manufacturing program (see HAER No. IL-20W). The building was designed in a crenelated Gothic Revival style, reflecting the architectural detailing of a large Artillery Ammunition Assembling Plant f(see HAER No. IL-20U) constructed a block west during the same period. Part of the Rock Island Arsenal National Register Historic District, the Gun Stock Dry Kiln 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
Westinghouse-Church-Kerr Company Of New York


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. 3/4 view, showing W & S elevations. (Ceronie)
2. E elevation; looking ESE. (Harms)
3. General view of central corridor; looking E. (Ceronie)
4. Detail view of dry kiln door; looking S. (Ceronie)
5. Photograph of a photograph in possession of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office. WEST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS BEFORE REPLACEMENT OF STRAP-HINGE DOOR. DATED NOVEMBER 1, 1944.
6. Photograph of a photograph in possession of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office. INTERIOR SHOWING STORAGE OF WALNUT FOR GUN STOCKS. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 1922.
7. Photograph of a photograph in possession of Rock Island Arsenal Historical Office. INTERIOR LOOKING EAST, SHOWING STORAGE OF LUMBER. DATED OCTOBER 2, 1945.


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