Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming

Home > Nevada > Boulder%2BCity > Bureau of Mines Boulder City Experimental Station, Date Street north of U.S. Highway 93, Boulder City, Clark County, NV



B&W Photos
BWPhotos 380528
HB858909
BWPhotos 380528


Item Title
BWPhotos 380528

Location
Date Street north of U.S. Highway 93, Boulder%2BCity, NV

Find maps of Boulder%2BCity, NV


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NV-35
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N577).
Building/structure dates: 1941 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1942 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1949 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1952 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1979 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1981 subsequent work
Significance: The Bureau of Mines, once part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, used the Date Street Complex for the purposes of testing methods of recovery and processing of low-grade minerals located within a 200-mile radius of the Hoover Dam area. In 1983, a nomination for the Boulder City Historic District, which encompassed the Date Street Complex, included two of the buildings, now known as Buildings 100 and 200. Two in-house Bureau of Reclamation reports of the complex extended the contributing elements to include Buildings 400, 500, 600, the Pump House, and the Weigh Station (Scale House). These additional buildings were included because they fell within the period of significance for the Boulder City Historic District, which was part of the Boulder Canyon Project (Hoover Dam), and was an integral part of the history of American City Planning. The period of significance identified in the nomination was 1931 to 1945, with two phases: one of construction, the other of operation. The second phase applies to this complex, in that the Bureau of Mines was a federal agency that established operations in Boulder City. Access to plentiful and inexpensive energy and water, as well as land, were the important features for the new Electrometallurgical Experimental Station, where testing could be conducted on a larger scale than that done in Reno and at other Bureau of Mines facilities. The buildings considered as contributing elements are not significant on their own, but as a part of the complex, they "convey enough of their historic character to be considered contributing...based on National Register Criteria [sic] A." The buildings addressed in this Historic American Buildings Survey are those that will be demolished. These are: Buildings 300, 400, 500, 600, 900, the Pump House, and the Scales Building. Buildings 300 and 900 are not considered contributing because their construction dates are not within the period of significance.

Subjects
Power Industry
Metallurgical Industry
Processing Plants


Related Names
Mead, Dr. Elwood
U.S. Department Of The Interior
Bureau Of Reclamation
DeBoer, S. R.
Finch, John W.
Conner, Kelly, Field Team
Ranck, Stephen C., Field Team
Pernick, Andy, Photographer
Kimball, Monique E., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents


Back to Boulder%2BCity, Nevada