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Watertown Arsenal, Building No. 43, Arsenal Street, Watertown, Middlesex County, MA



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Location
Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-20-C
Building/structure dates: 1968
Significance: Building No. 43 is one of the earliest buildings on the present AMTL property and was integral to the industrial development of the Watertown Arsenal after 1862. It was originally erected as a Smith Shop, for use in gun carriage production, a primary manufacturing activity at Watertown Arsenal. Along with three adjacent buildings to the southwest and south (312, HAER No. MA-20-F; 313, HAER MA-20-G; and 373, HAER No. MA-20-D), it formed part of a tightly functioning gun carriage manufacturing complex by the end of the nineteenth century. Building No. 43, the only industrial building on the site still in its original use, continues to produce small metal forgings for the Army.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Blacksmith Shops
Forge Shops


Related Names
Rodman, Thomas J.
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EAST AND NORTH ELEVATIONS, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
2. EAST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS, LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. WEST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS, LOOKING NORTHEAST
4. SMALL FURNACE, FRONT
5. SMALL FURNANCE, REAR


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