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Ichabod T. Williams & Sons Sawmill & Veneer Plant, Roosevelt Avenue at Carteret Avenue, Carteret, Middlesex County, NJ



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Item Title
Ichabod T. Williams & Sons Sawmill & Veneer Plant, Roosevelt Avenue at Carteret Avenue, Carteret, Middlesex County, NJ

Location
Roosevelt Avenue at Carteret Avenue, Carteret, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NJ-28
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-12).
Building/structure dates: 1925 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1972
Significance: The Ichabod T. Williams & Sons Sawmill and Veneer Plant was at one time the nation's leading firm for the manufacture and distribution of fine domesticated and foreign hard woods. The WIlliams family participation in the lumber business goes back as far as 1838, when Thomas Williams, a cabinetmaker, formed a partnership with Isaac E. Smith and established a lumber yard in New York City. The firm of Smith & Williams continued until 1870 under Thomas' son Ichabod. He then formed his own company under the name of Ichabod T. Williams in that year. Two sons became partners in 1880 and 1882 (with two more to follow in the early 1890's) and the name became Ichabod T. Williams & Sons. ...

Subjects
Office Buildings
Brick Buildings
Railroad Industry


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST, GENERAL ELEVATION OF STORAGE BUILDING ON WEST SIDE OF RAILROAD TRACKS
2. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING STORAGE BUILDINGS
3. INTERIOR VIEW LOOKING WEST, SOUTH STORAGE BUILDING
4. INTERIOR VIEW LOOKING WEST, NORTH STORAGE BUILDING
5. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST, ELEVATION OF STORAGE BUILDINGS WITH OFFICE BUILDING TO RIGHT
6. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, OFFICE BUILDING AT RIGHT AND WORKSHOP WITH SAWTOOTH ROOF AT LEFT
7. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH, WORKSHOP WITH SAWTOOTH ROOF
8. DETAIL VIEW OF WEST WALL OF WORKSHOP WITH SAWTOOTH ROOF
9. INTERIOR VIEW OF WORKSHOP WITH SAWTOOTH ROOF SHOWING ROOF CONSTRUCTION
10. VIEW LOOKING NORTH, SAWTOOTH ROOF WORKSHOP IN CENTER WITH TRANSFER TABLE AND HEATED DRYING SHED TO RIGHT
11. INTERIOR VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST SHOWING TRANSFER TABLE
12. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST, SHOWING ENGINE ROOM (CENTER) AND SAWMILL BUILDINGS
13. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING SHIPPING ROOMS AND VENEER MILL (AT RIGHT), AND ENGINE ROOM (AT LEFT)
14. VIEW LOOKING EAST, ELEVATION OF VENEER MILL AND SORTING AND SHIPPING ROOM
15. INTERIOR VIEW OF VENEER MILL
16. DETAIL VIEW OF MACHINERY IN VENEER MILL
17. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING SORTING AND SHIPPING SHED WITH SAWMILL BEHIND
18. INTERIOR VIEW LOOKING EAST IN THE SORTING AND SHIPPING SHED
19. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST, SHOWING REAR OF SAWMILL
20. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING CRANE AT REAR OF SAWMILL
21. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST SHOWING REAR OF BOILER ROOM
22. VIEW LOOKING EAST FROM BOILER ROOM TO FUEL STORAGE ROOM
23. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST, 3/4 ELEVATION OF FUEL STORAGE SHED
24. VIEW LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING CONDUIT AND CONVEYOR STRUCTURE BETWEEN FUEL STORAGE SHED AND SAWMILL
25. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST SHOWING CONDUIT AND CONVEYOR RUNNING BETWEEN FUEL STORAGE SHED AND SAWMILL
26. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST SHOWING LOADING PIER AT LOG POND BEHIND SAWMILL


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