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Spencer Kellogg & Sons, Incorporated, Pier & Transit Shed, 139-155 River Road, Edgewater, Bergen County, NJ



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Item Title


Location
139-155 River Road, Edgewater, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NJ-48
Building/structure dates: 1915
Significance: This steel-framed, iron-sided transit shed on its wooden pier is significant as an extremely rare survival of a once typical form of commercial waterfront structure in the Port of New York, and as the only intact representative of the deep water handling facilities once used by the cluster of oilseed processing plants in Edgewater. It was part of the first generation of such structures in the port, and while the full extent of sheds built in this period (c. 1900-1925) remains incompletely undocumented, the Spencer Kellogg site is now one of only about a dozen metal sheds with the characteristic side doors in alternating bays. All of the other surviving sheds of this class, some of which are badly deteriorated, were built for general cargo handling and retain no handling equipment aside from some cargo masts and interior railroad tracks, making the Spencer Kellogg shed unique in its specific industrial features. The wood substructure remains a more common and well documented feature of port construction, and by itself is less significant.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Transportation Industry
Wooden Buildings


Related Names
Stillman-Delehanty-Ferris Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopy of drawing, 1915. LOCATION PLAN AND ELEVATION (Courtesy of Stillman-Delehanty-Ferris Co.)
2. Photocopy of drawing, 1915. OUTER END OF PIER (Courtesy of Stillman-Delahanty-Ferris Co.)
3. Photocopy of drawing, 1915. INSIDE SHEATHING, NAILERS, AND SKYLIGHTS (Courtesy of Stillman-Delahanty-Ferris Co.)
4. Photocopy of drawing, 1915. LOCATION AND SUPPORTS, CAKE CONVEYOR (Courtesy of Stillman-Delahanty-Ferris Co.)
5. Photocopy of drawing, 1915. TRACK FOR FLOOR CONVEYOR CLEATS, BITTS, AND MOORING POSTS (Courtesy of Stillman-Delahanty-Ferris Co.)
6. Photocopy of photograph, c. 1945. AERIAL VIEW TO NORTH (From the Thomas Flagg Collection)
7. Photocopy of photograph, c. 1948. AERIAL VIEW TO SOUTHWEST (Courtesy of Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc.)
8. Photocopy of photograph, 1948. UNLOADING FACILITIES, SOUTH SIDE OF PIER (From the Thomas Flagg Collection)
9. EAST ELEVATION, VIEW FROM WEST
10. EAST AND NORTH SIDES, VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
11. EAST AND SOUTH HIDES, VIEW FROM NORTHWEST
12. SOUTH SIDE, VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
13. NORTH SIDE AND ADJACENT PLANT BUILDING, VIEW FROM NORTHEAST
14. ROOF, VIEW FROM WEST, FROM 80 FEET EAST OF HEADHOUSE AT REAR
15. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, SHOWING FLOOR CONVEYOR OFFICE AND ELEVATED CONVEYOR
16. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, SHOWSING ELEVATED CONVEYOR AND SOUTH WALL
17. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, SHOWING ELEVATED CONVEYOR AND UNLOADING SYSTEM HOPPERS
18. INTERIOR VIEW, EAST OF SHED
19. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING EXPOSED ORIGINAL FLOOR CONVEYOR AND PUMP SHED
20. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, SHOWING WEST END OF ELEVATED CONVEYOR
21. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING EAST, FROM 20 FEET EAST OF HEADHOUSE


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