Rogers Locomotive & Machine Works, Spruce & Market Streets, Paterson, Passaic County, NJ
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Spruce & Market Streets, Paterson, NJ
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER NJ-3
Building/structure dates: 1831 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1853 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1879 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1926
Significance: Several of the buildings in the complex forming the Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works were originally constructed in the 1830's for the manufacture of textiles and textile machinery, and of paper. In the period from 1854-1866, properties on the upper raceway were acquired by Rogers for expansion in order to meet the increasing demand for steam locomotives and other heavy equipment. The development of this factory complex reflects the growth of increasingly heavy manufacturing in the Paterson area as the nineteenth century progressed.
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Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. PHOTOCOPY OF ASSOCIATED MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE MAP - 1906: ROGERS LOCOMOTIVE WORKS, PATERSON, N.J. (4x5 NEGATIVE)
2. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTH INCLUDING VIEW OF SALVAGE ARCHEOLOGY TRENCH.
3. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING ERECTING SHOP, MILLWRIGHT SHOP, AND FITTING SHOP. UPPER RACE CURVES IN FOREGROUND.
4. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING WEST, INCLUDING VIEW OF SALVAGE ARCHAEOLOGY TRENCH.
5. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING WEST NORTHWEST.
6. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST SHOWING SALVAGE ARCHAEOLOGY TRENCH, ERECTING SHOP, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, FITTING SHOP, MILLWRIGHT SHOP. DOLPHIN MANUFACTURING CO. AND BARBOUR FLAX SPINNING CO. IN LOWER LEFT, SUM HYDROELECTRIC IN UPPER RIGHT.
7. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST, INCLUDING VIEW OF SALVAGE. ARCHAELOGY TRENCH.
8. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTH NORTHWEST SHOWING SALVAGE ARCHAELOGY TRENCH AND GRANT LOCOMOTIVE WORKS ERECTING SHOP - ARCHEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION IN BACKGROUND.
9. LOOKING NORTH ON SPRUCE STREET, SHOWING MILLWRIGHT SHOP, FITTING SHOP, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND ERECTING SHOP - UNION WORKS IN BACKGROUND.
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