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American Can Company, Boston & Hudson Streets, Baltimore, Independent City, MD



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Item Title
American Can Company, Boston & Hudson Streets, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Location
Boston & Hudson Streets, Baltimore, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-63
Building/structure dates: 1895 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1964 initial construction
Significance: The American Can Company became the world's largest can-making company in 1908 when it purchased the Sanitary Can Company of New York. Acquisition of this site, the Norton Tin Plate Company, was crucial to its growth and helped provide the impetus for this merger. Among the first to use a fully automated production line, this plant was also instrumental in the development of the sanitary can, which was universally adopted prior to World War I.

Subjects
Food Industry
Commercial Facilities
Industrial Facilities


Related Names
Sanitary Can Company
Norton Tin Plate Company
Norton, Edwin


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING OLD (BACKGROUND) AND NEW (FOREGROUND) BUILDINGS, LOOKING SOUTH
2. VIEW OF NEW BUILDING, LOOKING NORTH
3. VIEW OF OLD BUILDING, LOOKING SOUTH
4. WEST ELEVATION, NORTON BUILDING/ WAREHOUSE (1902) VIEW LOOKING EAST
5. WEST ELEVATION, NORTON BUILDING/ WAREHOUSE (1902) VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST
6. WEST ELEVATION, NORTON BUILDING/ WAREHOUSE (1902) LOOKING NORTHEAST
7. EAST ELEVATION, NORTON BUILDING VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
8. SOUTH ELEVATION, WAREHOUSE (1902) SHOWING HARRIS CREEK VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
9. SOUTH ELEVATION, WAREHOUSE (1902) VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
10. NORTH ELEVATION, MANUFACTURING BUILDING VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST
11. WEST ELEVATION, MANUFACTURING BUILDING VIEW LOOKING EAST
12. WEST ELEVATION, MANUFACTURING BUILDING VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST
13. SOUTH ELEVATIONS, BOILER HOUSE COIL RECEIVING, TRANSFORMER HOUSE VIEW LOOKING NORTH
14. SOUTH ELEVATION, MACHINE SERVICES BUILDING VIEW LOOKING NORTH
15. CANTED CORNER, MACHINE SERVICES BUILDING INTERSECTION OF BOSTON AND HUDSON STREETS VIEW LOOKING EAST
16. NORTH ELEVATION, ANNEX, MACHINE SERVICES BUILDING VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST
17. NORTH ELEVATION, LITHOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT, RESCROLLING - LOADING AREA VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST
18. SOUTH ELEVATION, LITHOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT AND MIXING/INK STORAGE ROOM VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
19. PALLETIZING - LOADING DOCK (LAKEWOOD AVENUE) VIEW LOOKING WEST
20. SOUTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS SHIPPING WAREHOUSE VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
21. ROOFTOP PARKING LOT, SHIPPING WAREHOUSE VIEW LOOKING NORTH
22. SOUTH ELEVATION, TRAIN SHED VIEW LOOKING NORTH
23. INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, NORTON BUILDING VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST
24. INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR, NORTON BUILDING VIEW LOOKING EAST
25. INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR, WAREHOUSE (1902) VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
26. INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR, ROOF MONITOR WAREHOUSE (1902)
27. INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, MANUFACTURING BUILDING SHOWING OVERHEAD CONVEYORS VIEW LOOKING WEST
28. INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, MANUFACTURING BUILDING SHOWING CAN-END DEPARTMENT
29. INTERIOR, THIRD FLOOR MANUFACTURING BUILDING VIEW LOOKING EAST
30. INTERIOR, COIL RECEIVING DOCK VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST
31. INTERIOR, BOILER HOUSE, SHOWING BOILERS VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
32. INTERIOR, FIRE EQUIPMENT ROOM, BOILER HOUSE SHOWING INDUCTION MOTOR
33. INTERIOR, GAS COMPRESSOR ROOM, BOILER HOUSE SHOWING GAS COMPRESSOR
34. INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR MACHINE SERVICES BUILDING SHOWING PARTS WASHER VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST
35. INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR MACHINE SERVICES BUILDING VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
36. INTERIOR, SECOND FLOOR MACHINE SERVICES BUILDING VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
37. INTERIOR, THIRD FLOOR MACHINE SERVICES BUILDING VIEW LOOKING EAST
38. INTERIOR, RESCROLLING LOADING DOCK SHOWING ENCLOSED LUCERNE AVENUE VIEW LOOKING SOUTH
39. INTERIOR, PALLETIZING VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST
40. INTERIOR, LITHOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT, SHOWING LITHOGRAPHIC OVENS VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST
41. INTERIOR, LITHOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT SHOWING TRUSSES
42. INTERIOR, LITHOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT SHOWING CONTROL PANEL FOR OVENS
43. INTERIOR, LITHOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT MIXING/INK STORAGE ROOM
44. INTERIOR, SHIPPING WAREHOUSE SHOWING LITHOGRAPHIC PRESS VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST
45. SHIPPING WAREHOUSE SHOWING ACCESS TO ROOFTOP PARKING LOT VIEW LOOKING NORTH
46. INTERIOR, TRAIN SHED VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST
47. DETAIL - SECOND FLOOR TRUSSES NORTON BUILDING
48. DETAIL - FIRST FLOOR STAIRCASE, NORTON BUILDING FIRST FLOOR
49. DETAIL - WINDOW, WAREHOUSE (1902)
50. DETAIL - ROOF STRUCTURE, WAREHOUSE (1902) SHOWING ROOF STRUCTURE OF ORIGINAL AND INFILL BUILDINGS
51. DETAIL - AIR COMPRESSORS, SECOND FLOOR MANUFACTURING BUILDING
52. DETAIL - CENTRAL ELECTRICAL CONTROL PANEL BOILER HOUSE
53. DETAIL - WICKETS, LITHOGRAPHIC OVENS LITHOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT
54. DETAIL - CAN PATTERN STORAGE RACK LITHOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT
55. DETAIL - GAS DILUTORS/SUB STATION RESCROLLING DEPARTMENT
56. DETAIL. CAN SEAM SEALING MACHINE (NO LONGER IN ORIGINAL POSITION)
57. DOCUMENTARY - SOUTH ELEVATION WAREHOUSE (1902) (PRIVATE COLLECTION) circa WORLD WAR I
58. DOCUMENTARY - AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH circa 1934 (PRIVATE COLLECTION)
59. DOCUMENTARY - LITHOGRAPHIC PROCESS (PRIVATE COLLECTION)


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