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Home > Nevada > Boulder%25252525252525252BCity > Bureau of Mines Boulder City Experimental Station, Weigh Station, Date Street north of U.S. Highway 93, Boulder City, Clark County, NV



B&W Photos
BWPhotos 380568
HB859035
BWPhotos 380568
BWPhotos 380569
HB859036
BWPhotos 380569
BWPhotos 380570
HB859037
BWPhotos 380570


Item Title
BWPhotos 380570

Location
Date Street north of U.S. Highway 93, Boulder%25252525252525252BCity, NV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NV-35-K
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N584).
Building/structure dates: 1941 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1963 subsequent work
Significance: The Weigh Station, as part of the Date Street Complex, was part of the Bureau of Mines Electrometallurgical Research Facility located in Boulder City. As such, it is within the designated Boulder City Historic District. In a report of a survey of the Date Street Complex, Christine Pfaff notes that this building, one of five that is to be demolished, was constructed during the period of significance (1931-1945) for the District, contributed to the functioning of the Research Facility, is significant as part of the complex under National Register Criterion a, and, therefore, is considered a contributing element to the District. Examination of historical maps and photographs indicate that this building is not in its original location, which was on the north side of the scales. It apparently was moved between 1957 and 1965, possibly in 1963 after the removal of the old wood-frame warehouse. 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
Transportation
Metallurgical Industry
Research


Related Names
Fairbanks Scales
Pernick, Andy, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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