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New York Barge Canal, Gowanus Bay Terminal Pier, East of bulkhead supporting Columbia Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY



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Item Title


Location
East of bulkhead supporting Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-154
Building/structure dates: 1922 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1951 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1956 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1967 subsequent work
Significance: The terminal pier is significant as part of the original complex, as an excellent and increasingly rare example of early twentieth century freight pier construction and, through its physical and functional history, as a particularly intense site of attempts to adapt to changing freight handling conditions between 1920 and 1970.

Subjects
Canals
Barges
Piers (marine Landings)


Related Names
Williams, Frank M.
Anderberg, Edward A.
Beard, William
Cresson, B. F.
Wait, Harry R.
George W. Rogers & Company, Incorporated
Flagg, Thomas R., Photographer
Raber, Michael S., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, FROM TERMINAL GRAIN ELEVATOR
2. VIEW OF NORTH FACADE AND EAST SIDE, LOOKING SOUTH
3. VIEW OF SOUTH FACADE AND WEST SIDE, LOOKING EAST
4. VIEW OF WEST APRON, CARGO DOORS, SIDING AND TOILET WINDOWS, LOOKING NORTHEAST
5. VIEW OF EAST SIDE CARGO DOORS AND CARGO MAST SYSTEM, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
6. DETAIL VIEW OF INSHORE CARGO MAST SYSTEM END, SKYLIGHTS, FINIAL, WITH GRAIN ELEVATOR IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING NORTHEAST
7. VIEW OF INSHORE THIRD OF PIERSHED INTERIOR, LOOKING NORTHEAST AT WARN ROOM AND PART OF HEADHOUSE
8. VIEW OF OUTSHORE TWO-THIRDS OF PIERSHED INTERIOR, LOOKING SOUTH
9. WARM ROOM, INTERIOR, LOOKING NORTHEAST TOWARDS HEADHOUSE
10. VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST, OF DECK UNDER CONSTRUCTION December 10, 1919 (Original negative destroyed; print a-23 in Barge Canal Construction Photographs, Box 7, Series 501, Accession No. 336-77,)
11. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, OF GALLERY D UNDER ERECTION March 20, 1922 (Original negative destroyed; print in Barge Canal Construction Photographs, Box 12, Series 501, Accession No. 336-85)
12. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, OF GALLERIES C AND D, July 17, 1922 (Original negative destroyed; print in Barge Canal Construction Photographs, Box 12, Series 501, Accession No. 336-85)
13. TWO-SHOT PANORAMIC VIEW OF EAST TERMINAL PIER, GRAIN ELEVATOR, AND GRAIN GALLERIES AT OFFICIAL OPENING OF TERMINAL, September l, 1922 (Original negative destroyed; print in Barge Canal Construction Photographs, Box 12, Series 501, Accession No. 336-85)
14. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, OF 'NAVY PIER' SURROUNDED BY BARGES, AND SHIP LOADING GRAIN AT OUTSHORE HALF OF TERMINAL PIER UNDER CARGO MASTS AND GRAIN GALLERY D, July 7, 1922 (Original negative destroyed, print in Barge Canal Construction Photographs, Box 12, Series 501, Accession No.336-85)
15. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, OF PORT AUTHORITY GRAIN TERMINAL AND COLUMBIA STREET PIER, June 25, 1950. (Original negative GT-895)
16. SEMI-PORTAL CRANES ON WEST SIDE OF TERMINAL PIER, LOOKING SOUTHWEST. c. 1949. (Original negative GT-801)
17. OUTSHORE TWO-THIRDS OF NEWLY-COMPLETED TERMINAL PIER INTERIOR, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, October 17, 1921. (Original negative destroyed; print in Barge Canal Construction Photographs, Box 12, Series 501, Accession No. 336-85, New York State Archives))
18. DETAIL VIEW OF FIRE CURTAIN CONSTRUCTION IN TRUSS, LOOKING NORTHEAST November 22, 1950. (Original negative GT-914)
19. OUTSHORE THIRD OF PIER INTERIOR IN USE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST January 7, 1954. (Original negative GT-1222)
26. TERMINAL CONTRACT NO. 219/GOWANUS BAY/FOR CONSTRUCTING A BARGE CANAL TERMINAL PIERSHED AT GOWANUS BAY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY: FIRST FLOOR PLAN OF HEADHOUSE (Drawing 5 of unknown number)
27. GRAIN TERMINAL/COLUMBIA STREET PIER/ALTERATIONS AND REPAIRS TO PIER SHED: OFFICE AND ROOF DETAILS (Drawing 1 of 7)
28. GRAIN TERMINAL/COLUMBIA STREET PIER/ALTERATIONS AND REPAIRS TO PIER SHED: WARM AREA - PLAN AND RETAILS (Drawing 2 of 7)
29. GRAIN TERMINAL/COLUMBIA STREET PIER/ALTERATIONS AND REPAIRS TO PIER SHED: PARTITION FRAMING AND DETAILS (Drawing 3 of 7)


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