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Home > Massachusetts > Watertown > Watertown Arsenal, Building No. 311, Arsenal Street, Watertown, Middlesex County, MA



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B&W Photos
East Elevation, Looking West
HB554614
East Elevation, Looking West
South And East Elevation, Looking Northwest
HB554615
South And East Elevation, Looking Northwest
West Elevation, Looking East
HB554616
West Elevation, Looking East


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Item Title


Location
Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-20-E
Building/structure dates: 1956 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1964 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1968 subsequent work
Significance: Building No. 311 is essential to understanding Watertown Arsenal activities from World War I to the present day. Reputed to be one of the largest structures in the world in 1917, it was designed to accommodate erection of carriages for 16-in. seacoast guns, and disappearing, railway, and barbette carriages during World War I. Doubled in size in 1942 and equipped with large X-ray facilities in 1942 and 1956, Building No. 311 was vital to the industrial manufacturing and materials research achievements of Watertown Arsenal.

Subjects
War (World War II)
Brick Buildings
Laboratories


Related Names
Stone & Webster
Boston & Maine Railroad
High Voltage Engineering
U.S. Army Materials Technology Laboratories
Lester, Dr. H. H.
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Brewster, Robert, Photographer
Adams, Virginia H., Historian
Winters, Andrew, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EAST ELEVATION, LOOKING WEST
2. SOUTH AND EAST ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. WEST ELEVATION, LOOKING EAST


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