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Ford Motor Company Edgewater Assembly Plant, 309 River Road, Edgewater, Bergen County, NJ



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Item Title


Location
309 River Road, Edgewater, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NJ-53
Building/structure dates: 1931 initial construction
Significance: This complex is an excellent example of Albert Kahn's achievement in industrial architecture, standing midway between the early multi-story plants built in Detroit for Ford and Dodge, and the late 1930's - early 1940's broad assembly plants at Willow Run, Michigan, and Baltimore, Maryland, for Ford and Glenn L. Martin. This plant is a landmark in the industrial development of the west bank of the Hudson River and represents a change in the production policies of the Ford Motor Company from industrial concentration in Detroit to decentralization on the East Coast.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Transportation Industry
Factories


Related Names
Kahn, Albert
Ford Motor Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW EAST, TANK POND, OIL HOUSE, WATER TOWER, BOILER HOUSE AND ASSEMBLY PLANT WITH MANHATTAN IN BACKGROUND
2. BOILER PLANT, VIEW WEST SHOWING EAST ELEVATION
3. BOILER HOUSE AND WATER TANK, VIEW NORTHWEST SHOWING SOUTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS OF BOILER HOUSE
4. BOILER HOUSE, INTERIOR, CHIMNEY SUPPORT STRUCTURE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
5. BOILER HOUSE, INTERIOR, LOOKING WEST
6. TANK POND WITH OIL TANKS, VIEW EAST
7. TANK POND AND WATER TOWER, VIEW EAST
8. WATER TOWER, VIEW NORTH
9. OIL HOUSE, VIEW NORTHWEST SHOWING SOUTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS
10. OIL HOUSE, VIEW NORTHWEST SHOWING EAST ELEVATION
11. OIL HOUSE, VIEW WEST SHOWING EAST ELEVATION
12. OIL HOUSE, VIEW NORTH SHOWING SOUTH ELEVATION
13. OIL HOUSE, INTERIOR, WESTERN ROOM, LOOKING NORTHEAST
14. OIL HOUSE, INTERIOR, PUMP ROOM LOOKING SOUTH


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