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Detroit Arsenal, 6501 East Eleven Mile Road, Warren, Macomb County, MI



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Item Title


Location
6501 East Eleven Mile Road, Warren, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MI-12
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-7).
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1940
Significance: Having been constructed by the Chrysler Corporation in 1940, Detroit Arsenal contains one of America's foremost World War II manufacturing plants. An important example of industrial design, by war's end it accounted for one-fourth of all tank production in the United States, and was the single largest producer of tanks anywhere in the world.

Subjects
Automobiles
Armies
Concrete Block Buildings


Related Names
Kahn, Albert


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 1, PLOT PLAN OF THE ORIGINAL (1941) ASSEMBLY BUILDING FOR TANK PLANT, DETROIT ARSENAL; 9-16-1940. Architectural Drawings (19 Sheets) for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: H. C. B.
2. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 2, FOUNDATION PLAN; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineators: H. C. B. and T. J. M.
3. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 3, FLOOR PLAN, DETAILS OF S EAST AND S WEST CORNERS, TYPICAL DETAIL AT COLUMN U-49 and U-25, TYPICAL SECTION THRU R. R. TRACK IN S WEST CORNER, SECTION THRU PIPE PIT AT COLUMN #P-1; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: H. C. B.
4. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 4, ROOF PLAN; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineators: H. C. B. and T. J. M.
5. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 5, EAST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS AND EE AND BB CROSS SECTIONS; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: W. A. G.
6. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 6, WEST AND NORTH ELEVATIONS AND LONGITUDINAL SECTIONS; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: W. A. G.
7. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 7, CROSS SECTION ON LINE CC AND DD; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: E.B.
8. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 8, CROSS SECTION ON LINE EE; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: E.B.
9. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 9, LONGITUDINAL SECTION ON LINE AA; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: E.B.
10. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 10, CROSS SECTION BB; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: S.B.
11. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 11, LONGITUDINAL SECTION ON LINE FF; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: E.B.
12. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 12, DETAIL SECTIONS; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: J.S.
13. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 13, DETAIL SECTIONS; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: J.S.
14. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 14, CONSTRUCTION AND EXPANSION JOINTS; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineators: E. B. and J. S.
15. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 15, LONGITUDINAL SECTION XX, SWITCHBOARD ROOM, TRANSFORMER PLATFORM, AND 1 1/2' SCALE DETAILS; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: S. R. B.
16. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 16, TRANSFORMER PLATFORM AND SWITCHBOARD ROOM DETAILS; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: S.R.B.
17. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 17, DOOR DETAILS; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: J. D.K.
18. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 18, DOOR AND BRIDGE DETAILS; 9-28-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineators: T. J. M. and E.B.
19. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 19, TRUCK-WELL AND TOILET DETAILS; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: E.B.
20. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 1A-S, ROOF FRAMING PLAN; 9-9-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Design: Miehls. Delineator: W. G. M.
21. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 2A-S, BOTTOM CHORD FRAMING PLAN; 9-9-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Design: Miehls. Delineators: G. H. M. and W. G. M.
22. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 3A-S, TRUSSES, SWAYFRAMES AND DETAILS; 9-9-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Design: G. H. M. Delineator: E. H. E.
23. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 4A-S, FRAMING ELEVATIONS; 9-9-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Design: Miehls. Delineator: E.H.E.
24. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 5A-S, COLUMN SCHEDULE AND TRANSFORMER PLATFORM; 9-9-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Design: G. H. M. Delineators: E. H. E. and W. G. M.
25. Photograph of a line drawing. SHEET 6A-S, FOOTING PLAN AND DETAILS; 9-16-1940. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Design: Miehls. Delineators: G. H. M. and W. G. M.
26. Photograph of a line drawing. PLOT PLAN FOR ARSENAL ADDITION. SHEET 1 OF 25 SHEETS DATED 12-12-1941. ADDITION DESIGN AND DETAILING SIMILAR TO THAT OF ORIGINAL STRUCTURE. SHADED AREA SHOWS EXTENT OF ADDITION. ADDITION ERECTED 1942. Assembly Building for Tank Plant for the Chrysler Corporation, Macomb County, Michigan. Delineator: M. Z. R.


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