Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming


Home

>

Indiana

>

Connersville

>

P. H. & F. M. Roots Company, Eastern Avenue, Connersville, Fayette County, IN



See 22 maps of this location


B&W Photos

HB465768

HB465769

HB465770

HB465771

HB465772

HB465773

HB465774

HB465775

HB465776

HB465777

HB465778

HB465779

HB465780

HB465781

HB465782

HB465783

HB465784

HB465785

HB465786

HB465787

HB465788

HB465789

HB465790

HB465791

HB465792

HB465793

HB465794

HB465795

HB465796

HB465797

HB465798

HB465799

HB465800

HB465801

HB465802


Data Pages


Drawings


Photo Caption Pages


Supplemental Material


Item Title


Location
Eastern Avenue, Connersville, IN

Find maps of Connersville, IN


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IN-3
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-21).
Significance: The building of the P.H. and F.M. Roots Company, while typical of 19th century industrial structures, are significant not for their architecture but for their association with Philander H. and Francis M. Roots and their product. Roots blowers were the first commercially successful positive principle rotary blowers manufactured in the United States, and the Roots Blower Company was Connersville's first major industry.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Factories
Manufacturing


Related Names
Roots, Francis Marion
Roots, Philander H.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW NORTH FRONT FROM NORTHWEST
2. PHOTOCOPY OF ORIGINAL 1888 MAP OF CONNERSVILLE
3. PHOTOCOPY OF PLAT MAP OF CiTY OF CONNERSVILLE FROM ILLUSTRATED AND HISTORICAL ATLAS OF FAYETTE CO., 1875
4. PHOTOCOPY OF MAP OF CONNERSVILLE FROM 1856 ORIGINAL
5. PHOTOCOPY OF ROOTS CO., STATEMENT OF June 1, 1906, FROM COLLECTION OF KENNETH MILLS, CONNERSVILLE, IND.
6. PHOTOCOPY FROM 'ILLUSTRATED CIRCULAR OF ROOTS'NEW IRON BLOWER,' Jan. 1880, p. 14, FROM FILES OF ROOTS-CONNERSVILLE BLOWER CO. CONNERSVILLE, IND.
7. PHOTOCOPY OF 'ROTARY HAND BLOWER,' FROM FILES OF ROOTS-CONNERSVILLE BLOWER CO., CONNERSVILLE, IND.
8. PHOTOCOPY OF CA. 1890 PHOTO OF WORKERS FROM FILE OF ROOTS-CONNERSVILLE BLOWER CO., OF CONNERSVILLE, IND.
9. PHOTOCOPY OF SETTING UP ROOM FROM CA. 1880 VIEW FROM ROOTS-CONNERSVILLE BLOWER CO., CONNERSVILLE, IND.
10. PHOTOCOPY OF 'P. H. & F. M. ROOTS FOUNDARY MANUFACTURERS OF ROOTS BLOWERS' FROM INDIANAPOLIS STAR, June 13, 1926, Gravure Section, p. 2
11. PHOTOCOPY OF P. H. & F. M. ROOTS CO. ILLUSTRATED LETTERHEAD STATEMENT, OCT. 1, 1907, FROM COLLECTION OF KENNETH MILLS, CONNERSVILLE, IND.
12. PHOTOCOPY OF EARLY ILLUSTRATION OF FOUNDARY
13. PHOTOCOPY OF ILLUSTRATED CIRCULAR OF 'ROOTS NEW IRON POSITIVE BLAST BLOWER,' CA. JAN. 1880, FROM FILES OF ROOTS-CONNERSVILLE BLOWER CO., CONNERSVILLE, IND.
14. GENERAL VIEW OF SOUTH END SHOWING TRAVELING CRANE
15. DETAIL VIEW OF CONTROLS AREA OF TRAVELING CRANE
16. DETAIL VIEW OF COLUMNS OF CRANE TRACK, WITH TROLLEY WIRE, WEST SIDE
17. GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTH TO SOUTH OF MAIN SPACE
18. GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTH TO NORTH IN MAIN ROOM
19. GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTH TO SOUTH IN MAIN ROOM
20. VAULT DOOR, OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR
21. VIEW OF NORTH INTERIOR END OF BLDG., SHOWING WEST END OF OVERHEAD TRAVELING CRANE
22. DETAIL VIEW OF VAULT DOORS, THIRD FLOOR
23. GENERAL VIEW OF FOUNDARY BLDG. TO NORTH OF ROOTS CO.
24. VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
25. GENERAL VIEW OF FOUNDARY BUILDING TO NORTH
26. VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST OF SOUTH EXTENSION OF EAST BUILDING
27. VIEW FROM WEST OF COMPLEX
28. VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST OF COMPLEX
29. SOUTH END OF WEST BUILDING FROM SOUTHEAST
30. SOUTH END OF WEST BUILDING
31. TELEPHOTO VIEW OF CUPOLA AND 'R' WEATHER VANE
32. GENERAL VIEW OF NORTH FRONT FROM NORTHEAST
33. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING CUPOLA AND ROOTS WEATHER VANE
34. TELEPHOTO VIEW OF SECOND-FLOOR WINDOW AND SURROUND
35. VIEW FROM NORTH OF WEST BUILDING


Back to Connersville, Indiana