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Home > Nevada > Boulder City > Bureau of Mines Boulder City Experimental Station, Titanium Research Building, Date Street north of U.S. Highway 93, Boulder City, Clark County, NV



B&W Photos
BWPhotos 380540
HB858951
BWPhotos 380540
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HB858952
BWPhotos 380541
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BWPhotos 380545


Item Title
BWPhotos 380545

Location
Date Street north of U.S. Highway 93, Boulder City, NV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NV-35-D
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N579).
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1944 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Significance: Building 400, as part of the Date Street Complex, was a component of the Bureau of Mines Electrometallurgical Research Facility located in Boulder City. As such, it is within the designated Boulder City Historic District. One of five buildings eligible that is to be demolished, this building is considered to be one of the dominant structures in the complex, and it retains much of its integrity, despite door replacements, removal of exterior equipment, a metal stack, and roof vents. The basic form of the structure remains unchanged with many of the original windows, although some have been bricked-in. In a report of a survey of the Date Street Complex, Christine Pfaff of the Bureau of Reclamation determined Building 400 to be a contributing element to the district because this building was constructed during the period of significance (1931-1945) for the District, contributed to the functioning of the Research Facility, and was significant as a part of the complex under National Register Criterion a. The significance of the Boulder City Historic District is tied to the Boulder Canyon Project (Hoover Dam) and to the history of American City Planning. This was the first community constructed following the federal New Towns model, as well as the "first fully-developed experience in new town planning as promoted by the Community Planning Movement, a movement which is recognized as the force which most influenced contemporary community planning practices."

Subjects
Concrete Block Buildings
Brick Buildings
Steel Industry


Related Names
Scrugham, Sen. James G.
Kaiser, Henry J.
Wartman, Frank S.
Pernick, Andy, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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