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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Mount Clare Shops, South side of Pratt Street between Carey & Popplet, Baltimore, Independent City, MD



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Item Title


Location
South side of Pratt Street between Carey & Popplet, Baltimore, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-6-A
Significance: Mount Clare Shops were the earliest railroad shops in the western hemisphere, if not the world. The B & O had a facility at this site since 1829. At its height, it was the most comprehensive, self-contained shop complex producing everything from steam locomotives, freight and passenger cars, bridges, small hardware and building components for use throughout the system. Operations included metal casting, forging and machinery, wood working and boiler making. After years of diminishing operations as craftsmen retired, and work was either produced elsewhere on the system or purchased, the shops were demolished in 1974. The B & O Transportation Museum uses Mount Clare Station, the circular passenger car-shop, the print shop, the paint and repair shop and the electrical pipe and hardware shop for museum purposes.

Subjects
Transportation Industry
Galleries & Museums
Railroad Shops & Yards


Related Names
Parker, William
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF FRONT ELEVATION OF HORSE STABLES LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
2. 3/4 VIEW OF FRONT ELEVATION OF STABLES LOOKING EAST, SHOWING EXAGGERATED VIEW OF 3-1/2 STORY, CENTER PEDIMENTED SECTION.
3. VIEW OF FRONT ELEVATION OF STABLES LOOKING EAST.
4. VIEW OF 3-1/2 STORY, CENTER PEDIMENTED SECTION OF STABLES LOOKING EAST.
5. VIEW OF STABLES FROM OUTSIDE SHOPS COMPLEX FROM THE INTERSECTION OF JAMES AND OSTEND STREETS LOOKING NORTH.
6. INTERIOR VIEW OF STABLES SHOWING HORSE STALLS.
7. INTERIOR VIEW OF STABLES SHOWING HORSE STALLS LOOKING DOWN OPPOSITE WING.
8. DETAIL VIEW OF HORSE STALL.
9. DETAIL VIEW OF FEEDING TROUGH INSIDE HORSE STALL.
10. VIEW OF BOILER SHOP FROM TOP OF BOX CAR WITH CIRCULAR CAR SHOP IN BACKGROUND LOOKING NORTHEAST.
11. VIEW OF CIRCULAR CAR SHOP OVER TOPS OF BOX CARS LOOKING NORTHEAST.
12. GENERAL VIEW OF BLACKSMITH SHOP (LEFT) AND CENTRAL POWER PLANT (RIGHT).
13. INTERIOR VIEW OF CENTRAL POWER PLANT SHOWING TOP OF HOPPERS WHERE COAL WAS UNLOADED.
14. DETAIL VIEW OF STEAM VALVES INSIDE CENTRAL POWER PLANT.
15. DETAIL VIEW OF MANUFACTURER'S MONOGRAM ON PIECE OF UNIDENTIFIED EQUIPMENT.
16. VIEW LOOKING DOWN WALKWAY INSIDE CENTRAL POWER PLANT SHOWING BOTTOM OF COAL HOPPERS.
17. VIEW LOOKING DOWN WALKWAY INSIDE CENTRAL POWER PLANT.
18. DETAIL VIEW OF FIRE ALARM SYSTEM BOARD THAT LISTS AREAS IN SHOPS COMPLEX.
19. VIEW INSIDE BOILER HOUSE OF CENTRAL POWER PLANT.
20. VIEW OF BOILERS INSIDE CENTRAL POWER PLANT.
21. VIEW OF BOILERS INSIDE CENTRAL POWER PLANT.
22. VIEW OF UNIDENTIFIED RESIDENTAL-LOOKING BUILDING THAT MAY HAVE BEEN USED FOR OFFICES LOCATED ALONGSIDE TRACKS ON SOUTHEAST EDGE OF SHOPS COMPLEX.
23. VIEW OF CENTRAL POWER PLANT UNDER DEMOLITION.
24. DETAIL VIEW OF CAST-IRON MAKER'S PLATE ON CHIMNEY IDENTIFYING 'ALPHONS CUSTOBIS CHIMNEY CONSTRUCTION CO., BENNETT BUILDING, NEW YORK.'
25. CAST-IRON WINDOW SILL OF PATTERN STORAGE BUILDING MARKED 'B&ORR 1982.'
26. VIEW OF PATTERN STORAGE BUILDING LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM TOP OF BOX CAR.
27. VIEW OF PATTERN STORAGE BUILDING LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM GROUND LEVEL.
28. VIEW OF FOUNDRY SAND BLASTING AND CLEANING BUILDING UNDER DEMOLITION.
29. DETAIL VIEW OF FOUNDRY SAND BLASTING AND CLEANING BUILDING UNDER DEMOLITION.
30. VIEW OF DEMOLITION OF FOUNDRY SAND BLASTING AND CLEANING BUILDING FROM INSIDE FOUNDRY.
31. VIEW OF DEMOLITION OF FOUNDRY SAND BLASTING AND CLEANING BUILDING FROM INSIDE FOUNDRY.
32. VIEW OF DEMOLISHED FOUNDRY SAND BLASTING AND CLEANING BUILDING AFTER DUST HAS SETTLED.
33. VIEW OF ROOF TRUSSING SYSTEM OF SAND BLASTING AND CLEANING BUILDING.
34. INTERIOR VIEW INSIDE PARTIALLY DEMOLISHED SAND BLASTING AND CLEANING BUILDING LOOKING AT THE ELEVATION OF FOUNDRY.
35. VIEW OF END ELEVATION OF FOUNDRY LOOKING WEST.
36. VIEW OF END ELEVATION OF FOUNDRY LOOKING NORTH.
37. 3/4 VIEW OF SOUTH ELEVATION OF FOUNDRY LOOKING NORTHWEST.
38. INTERIOR VIEW OF FOUNDRY SHOWING HEAVY TIMBER ROOF TRUSSES AND TRAVELING CRANE.
39. SAME VIEW AS MD-6A-38, ONLY WITH A HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION.
40. DETAIL VIEW OF FOUNDRY HEAVY TIMBER ROOF TRUSSING SYSTEM.
41. DETAIL VIEW OF TRIPLED, HEAVY TIMBER TRUSSES IN FOUNDRY.
42. DETAIL VIEW OF TRIPLED, HEAVY TIMBER TRUSSES IN FOUNDRY.
43. DETAIL VIEW OF TRIPLED, HEAVY TIMBER TRUSSES IN FOUNDRY.
44. CAST-IRON WALL END PROTECTOR IN FOUNDRY BUILDING MARKED 'B&ORR Co. 1864.'
45. VIEW OF FOUNDRY UNDER DEMOLITION.
46. VIEW OF CROSS-SECTION OF FOUNDRY BUILDING SHOWING ROOF TRUSSING SYSTEM THAT WAS REVEALED DURING DEMOLITION.
47. DETAIL OF PAIRED, HEAVY-TIMBER TRUSSES IN FOUNDRY.
48. VIEW OF FOUNDRY UNDER DEMOLITION LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
49. INTERIOR VIEW OF BRASS FOUNDRY DURING DEMOLITION.
50. INTERIOR VIEW LOOKING SOUTH DOWN LENGTH OF BRASS FOUNDRY.
51. VIEW OF BLACKSMITH SHOP LOOKING NORTHWEST.
52. VIEW OF BLACKSMITH SHOP HALF-DEMOLISHED LOOKING NORTHWEST.
53. VIEW OF BLACKSMITH SHOP BUILDING DEBRIS.
54. INTERIOR VIEW OF BLACKSMITH SHOP BEFORE DEMOLITION.
55. LARGE, CAST-IRON BASE OF UNIDENTIFIED PIECE OF EQUIPMENT LOCATED IN RUINS OF BLACKSMITH SHOP.
56. VIEW OF SITE OF BLACKSMITH SHOPS ALONG CAREY STREET FOLLOWING DEMOLITION.
57. VIEW OF SITE OF BLACKSMITH SHOPS ALONG CAREY STREET FOLLOWING DEMOLITION.
58. VIEW OF PILE OF DEBRIS OF BLACKSMITH SHOP.
59. GENERAL VIEW OF SHOP COMPLEX IN THE VICINITY OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER.
60. GENERAL VIEW IN THE AREA OF BLACKSMITH SHOP AND BRASS FOUNDRY.
61. DETAIL VIEW OF CAST-IRON WALL BOLSTER MARKED 'B&O BRIDGE SHOP MAY 1882.'
62. CAST-IRON WALL BOLSTER MARKED 'B&O BRIDGE SHOP MAY 1882.'
63. DETAIL VIEW OF LIGHT METAL TRUSSING SYSTEM ON PARTIALLY DEMOLISHED GABLE END OF UNIDENTIFIED BUILDING.
64. INTERIOR VIEW LOOKING DOWN LENGTH OF AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT REPAIR SHOP.
65. VIEW OF IRON FOUNDRY FROM CORNER OF CAREY AND PRATT STREETS LOOKING SOUTHEAST
66. VIEW OF PATTERN STORAGE BUILDING FROM ACROSS PRATT STREET LOOKING SOUTHEAST.


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