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Watertown Arsenal, Building No. 313, Talcott Avenue, Watertown, Middlesex County, MA



B&W Photos

HB554672
South And East Elevations, Looking Northwest

HB554673
West And South Elevations, Looking Northwest

HB554674
Interior

HB554675
Interior, Detailing Showing Exposed Wood Roof Truss


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Item Title


Location
Talcott Avenue, Watertown, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-20-G
Building/structure dates: 1941 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1968 subsequent work
Significance: Building No. 313 is one of the earliest buildings on the present AMTL property and was integral to the industrial development of the Watertown Arsenal in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. It was originally erected as a Carriage and Machine Shop for use in gun carriage production, a primary manufacturing activity at Watertown Arsenal. It also contained the central powerhouse for the three adjacent buildings to the west, south, and north (312, HAER No. MA-20-F; 37, HAER No. MA-20-D; and 43, HAER MA-20-C), with which it formed a tightly functioning gun carriage manufacturing complex by the end of the nineteenth century.

Subjects
Education
U-plan Buildings
Brick Buildings


Related Names
Rodman, Thomas J.
U.S. Army Materials Technology Laboratories
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Brewster, Robert, Photographer
Adams, Virginia H., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS, LOOKING NORTHWEST
2. WEST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS, LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. INTERIOR
4. INTERIOR, DETAILING SHOWING EXPOSED WOOD ROOF TRUSS


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