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General Dynamics Corporation Shipyard, Outfitting Pier No. 2, 97 East Howard Street, Quincy, Norfolk County, MA



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Location
97 East Howard Street, Quincy, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-26-C
Building/structure dates: 1901 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1940 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1969 subsequent work
Significance: Constructed in circa 1901 and substantially rebuilt in 1940/40, Pier 2 is significant as the oldest and primary outfitting pier in the Quincy-Fore River Shipyard. It has been an integral component of the shipyard facilities and the ship construction process throughout the yard's history. Fitting out is the last phase of construction prior to sea trials and completes the work begun in the basins, slips, and fabrication areas. The pier's structure, which retains original Quincy-granite sections and later steel-pile and concrete deck improvements, reflects changes in marine engineering and stands as a physical record of the development of this important shipyard.

Subjects
Railroad Companies
Piers (marine Landings)
Engineering


Related Names
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Fore River Railroad
Fore River Ship & Engine Company
Bethlehem Steel Company
General Dynamics Corporation
Brewster, Robert, Photographer
Fitch, Virginia A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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