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Home > Nevada > Boulder%252525252BCity > Bureau of Mines Boulder City Experimental Station, Pump House, Date Street north of U.S. Highway 93, Boulder City, Clark County, NV



B&W Photos
BWPhotos 380565
HB859024
BWPhotos 380565
BWPhotos 380566
HB859025
BWPhotos 380566
BWPhotos 380567
HB859026
BWPhotos 380567


Item Title
BWPhotos 380567

Location
Date Street north of U.S. Highway 93, Boulder%252525252BCity, NV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NV-35-J
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N583).
Building/structure dates: 1941 initial construction
Significance: The Pump House, 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. One of five buildings considered eligible that is to be demolished, this building retains its integrity with no changes or additions. In a report of a survey of the Date Street Complex, Christine Pfaff notes that this building 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. 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
Water Supply
Brick Buildings
Metallurgical Industry


Related Names
Neptune Meter Company
Pernick, Andy, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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