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Home > Nevada > Boulder%252BCity > Bureau of Mines Boulder City Experimental Station, Electrolytic Manganese Building, Date Street north of U.S. Highway 93, Boulder City, Clark County, NV



B&W Photos
BWPhotos 380546
HB858965
BWPhotos 380546
BWPhotos 380547
HB858966
BWPhotos 380547
BWPhotos 380548
HB858967
BWPhotos 380548
BWPhotos 380549
HB858968
BWPhotos 380549
BWPhotos 380550
HB858969
BWPhotos 380550


Item Title
BWPhotos 380550

Location
Date Street north of U.S. Highway 93, Boulder%252BCity, NV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NV-35-E
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N580).
Building/structure dates: 1941 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1941 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1957 subsequent work
Significance: Building 500, 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 considered eligible that is to be demolished, this building retains sufficient integrity of form despite the removal of the cooling towers on the exterior and considerable interior remodeling. In a report of a survey of the Date Street Complex, Christine Pfaff of the Bureau of Reclamation determined Building 500 to be a contributing element to the District because it was constructed during the period of significance (1931-1945) for the District, contributed to the functioning of the Research Facility, and is significant as 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
Metallurgical Industry
Research
Metal Buildings


Related Names
Sawyer, Dwight L.
Clarace Fan Company
Pernick, Andy, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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