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Home > Montana > Hamilton > Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Building No. 1, 903 South Fourth Street, north front, Hamilton, Ravalli County, MT



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Item Title
BWPhotos 345258

Location
north front, Hamilton, MT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MT-101-A
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1938 subsequent work
Significance: The Rocky Mountain Laboratories possess national significance due to the pioneering research conducted at these laboratories from 1921-1945 toward the development of vaccines for insect-borne diseases. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever occurred frequently among the residents of the Bitterroot Valley in Montana. The facility was the primary site for research into the cause of the fever and many prominent members of the scientific community have worked at the laboratories. The period of historic significance for the site extends to the end of World War II as the Rocky Mountain Laboratories played a critical role in supplying vaccines to troops for the duration of the War. The buildings are of a high quality for a small community such as Hamilton, Montana. The majority of the buildings were constructed by the Office of the Supervising Architect, Department of the Treasury under the direction of Louis A. Simon, a long time architect for the Treasury Department. The Laboratory, which sits at the edge of this small town, offered employment to local individuals seeking work in the 1930's during the Depression. For all of the above reasons, the Rocky Mountain Laboratories Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Building One is a contributor to the Historic District.

Subjects
Medicine
War (World War II)
Brick Buildings


Related Names
Shanley & Baker
National Institutes Of Health
Simon, Louis A.
Judd, Bruce D., Photographer
Ash, John, Photographer
Evans, Robert, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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