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General Dynamics Corporation Shipyard, XYZ Crane & Towers, 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-E
Building/structure dates: 1917 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1939 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1958 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1969 subsequent work
Significance: The XYZ Crane & Towers is significant for its association with nearly 70 years of shipbuilding at the Quincy-Fore River shipyard, functioning as an assembly crane for early submarine construction and later as an important element of the cost-saving, steel-reclamation system. Its engineering is an example of a versatile crane type suitable for a wide range of industrial uses.

Subjects
War (World War I)
Water Supply
Tower Cranes


Related Names
Boston Bridge Works, Incorporated
Massachusetts Water Resource Authority
Bethlehem Steel Company
Fore River Ship & Engine Company
Brewster, Robert, Photographer
Fitch, Virginia A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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