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Watervliet Arsenal, Building No. 110, Hagner Road between Schull & Whittemore Roads, Watervliet, Albany County, NY



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Item Title


Location
Hagner Road between Schull & Whittemore Roads, Watervliet, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-1-B
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-31).
Building/structure dates: 1891 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1901 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1917 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1919 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1941 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000503
Significance: The building is significant for its historic role as America's center for large caliber weapons manufacture since the late nineteenth century and because of its distinction as a work of nineteenth-century industrial design.

Subjects
Military Facilities
Industry


Related Names
Victorin, Anthony
Ryan, Robert A., Photographer
Ceronie, J., Photographer
Dennett, Muessig, Ryan & Associates, Ltd., Photographer
Hightower, Barbara E., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF E & N ELEVATIONS, SHOWING RELATIONSHIP OF BUILDING 108 (COMMUNICATIONS) TO BUILDING 110; LOOKING SSW. (Ryan)
2. OVERALL VIEW OF N & W ELEVATIONS; LOOKING SSE. (Ryan)
3. OVERALL VIEW OF W ELEVATION, SHOWING BOTH WEST AISLE AND MAIN AISLE MANUFACTURING AREAS; LOOKING NNE. (Ceronie)
4. DETAIL VIEW OF W ELEVATION OF HIGH BAY AREA, SHOWING MAIN AISLE AND HIGH BAY WINDOWS; LOOKING E. (Ceronie)
5. S ELEVATION, SHOWING DOORS TO MANUFACTURING AREA; LOOKING NW. (Ceronie)
6. SOUTH END OF E ELEVATION; LOOKING NW. (Ceronie)
7. E ELEVATION, LOOKING N ALONG SCHULL ROAD, AND SHOWING THE HIGH BAY AREA AND THE EAST EXTENSION OF THE BUILDING. (Ryan)
8. DETAIL VIEW OF ORIGINAL ENTRY DOORS IN MAIN AISLE, N ELEVATION. (Ceronie)
9. DETAIL VIEW OF S ELEVATION, SHOWING WINDOWS, DOORS, AND BRICK STRUCTURE OF MAIN AISLE AND WEST AISLE; LOOKING NW. (Ryan)
10. DETAIL VIEW OF EAST EXTENSION AREA, E ELEVATION OF CENTRAL SECTION, SHOWING THE STEEL STRUCTURAL SYSTEM ADDED DURING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY THROUGH THE ORIGINAL WINDOWS; LOOKING SW. (Ryan)
11. DETAIL VIEW OF A DOORWAY THAT AT ONE TIME CONNECTED BUILDING 110 WITH ANOTHER BUILDING TO THE EAST; E ELEVATION, LOOKING NW. (Ceronie)
12. DETAIL VIEW OF 2 TYPICAL BAYS ON THE E ELEVATION, SHOWING BOTH EAST AISLE AND MAIN AISLE WINDOWS. (Ceronie)
13. Photograph of a photograph in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. THE FIRST 16' BREECH LOADING RIFLE PRODUCED BY THE ARSENAL SHOWN WITH THE GUN SHOP'S MECHANICS AND FOREMAN IN FRONT OF THE NORTH WING OF THE SEACOAST GUN SHOP AND THE FIELD AND SIEGE GUN SHOP. TAKEN IN 1901.
14. Photograph of a photograph in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS BEFORE CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH BAY AND REMOVAL OF STACK ON BOILER HOUSE AT THE RIGHT. DATED OCTOBER 9, 1913.
15. Photograph of a photograph in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. VIEW OF WEST ELEVATION SHOWING HIGH BAY OVER THE CENTRAL SECTION UNDER CONSTRUCTION. EXCAVATION FOR MANUFACTURING BUILDINGS UNDERWAY IN FOREGROUND. DATED NOVEMBER 18, 1917.
16. Photograph of a photograph in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. VIEW OF GUN SHOP TAKEN FROM THE NORTHWEST BETWEEN 1918 AND 1941.
17. Photograph of a photograph in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM THE ROOF OF BUILDING 35, LOOKING NORTH SHOWING THE SEACOAST GUN SHOP AT THE LEFT, THE ADDITION ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE SHOP'S CENTRAL SECTION AND ADJACENT MANUFACTURING AND STORAGE BUILDINGS. DATED APRIL 20, 1936.
18. Photograph of a photograph in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. MAIN AISLE LOOKING SOUTH SHOWING STEEL STRUCTURAL SYSTEM WITH CRANEWAY AND CRANE. TAKEN ABOUT 1943.
19. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. ELEVATION OF CENTRAL SECTION AND NORTH WING, C. 1889. (LEFT HALF OF DRAWING)
20. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. ELEVATIONS OF CENTRAL SECTION AND NORTH WING, C. 1889. (RIGHT HALF OF DRAWING)
21. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. DOORS: PRINCIPAL ENTRANCES FOR NORTH AND SOUTH FACADES, SIDE ENTRANCES FOR EAST EXTENSION, AND WEST ENTRANCE TO BOILER HOUSE, UNDATED. SIGNED BY A. VICTORIN. (LEFT HALF OF DRAWING)
22. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. DOORS: PRINCIPAL ENTRANCES FOR NORTH AND SOUTH FACADES, SIDE ENTRANCES FOR EAST EXTENSION, AND WEST ENTRANCE TO BOILER HOUSE, UNDATED. SIGNED BY A. VICTORIN. (RIGHT HALF OF DRAWING)
23. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. WINDOWS AND DOORS: WINDOWS FOR EAST EXTENSION AND CENTRAL SECTION, DOORS FOR EAST AND WEST AISLES AND WEST EXTENSION, UNDATED. (LEFT HALF OF DRAWING)
24. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. WINDOWS AND DOORS: WINDOWS FOR EAST EXTENSION AND CENTRAL SECTION, DOORS FOR EAST AND WEST AISLES AND WEST EXTENSION, UNDATED. (RIGHT HALF OF DRAWING)
25. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. WINDOWS AND DOORS: WINDOWS FOR SECOND TIER, WEST EXTENSION, AND EAST AND WEST AISLES, INSIDE DOORS FOR WEST EXTENSION, UNDATED. (LEFT HALF OF DRAWING)
26. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. WINDOWS AND DOORS: WINDOWS FOR SECOND TIER, WEST EXTENSION, AND EAST AND WEST AISLES, INSIDE DOORS FOR WEST EXTENSION, UNDATED. (RIGHT HALF OF DRAWING)
27. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. CORNICES AND PILASTERS ON MAIN AISLE, AUGUST 22,1889.
28. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. CORNICES AND PILASTERS ON CENTRAL SECTION, AUGUST 22, 1889.
29. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. CORNICES FOR SIDE AISLES AND BOILER HOUSE, JULY 21, 1889.
30. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. CORNICES, GABLES, AND PILASTERS OF MAIN AND SIDE AISLES, UNDATED. (LEFT HALF OF DRAWING)
31. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing. Watervliet Arsenal, New York. CORNICES, GABLES, AND PILASTERS OF MAIN AND SIDE AISLES, UNDATED. (RIGHT HALF OF DRAWING)
32. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. SECTIONAL ELEVATIONS OF CENTRAL SECTION AND NORTH WING, UNDATED. SIGNED BY A. VICTORIN. (LEFT HALF OF DRAWING)
33. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. SECTIONAL ELEVATIONS OF CENTRAL SECTION AND NORTH WING, UNDATED. SIGNED BY A. VICTORIN. (RIGHT HALF OF DRAWING)
34. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. TRANSVERSE SECTIONS THROUGH BUILDING (CENTRAL SECTION AND NORTH WING), UNDATED. (LEFT HALF OF DRAWING)
35. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. TRANSVERSE SECTIONS, THROUGH BUILDING (CENTRAL SECTION AND NORTH WING), UNDATED. (RIGHT HALF OF DRAWING)
36. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. ROOF TRUSS FOR MAIN AISLE, UNDATED. (LEFT HALF OF DRAWING)
37. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. ROOF TRUSS FOR MAIN AISLE, UNDATED. (RIGHT HALF OF DRAWING)
38. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. ROOF CONSTRUCTION OF EAST AISLE: CROSS GIRDERS, TOP BRACES AND CONNECTIONS WITH CRANEWAYS, UNDATED. SIGNED BY A. VICTORIN. (LEFT HALF OF DRAWING)
39. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. ROOF CONSTRUCTION OF EAST AISLE: CROSS GIRDERS, TOP BRACES AND CONNECTIONS WITH CRANEWAYS, UNDATED. (RIGHT HALF OF DRAWING)
40. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. EXCAVATION PLAN FOR SOUTH WING, UNDATED.
41. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. SECTIONS THROUGH MAIN AISLE AND WEST AISLE OF SOUTH WING, LOOKING WEST, UNDATED. (LEFT HALF OF DRAWING)
42. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. SECTIONS THROUGH MAIN AISLE AND WEST AISLE OF SOUTH WING, LOOKING WEST, UNDATED. (RIGHT HALF OF DRAWING)
43. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. CROSS SECTION OF SOUTH WING THROUGH DOORS AND WINDOWS, UNDATED.
44. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. CROSS SECTION THROUGH SOUTH WING OF ARMY GUN FACTORY SHOWING LOCATION OF CRANEWAYS, ETC. FOR 60-TON AND 30-TON TRAVELING CRANES, JULY 24, 1893.
45. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing. Watervliet Arsenal, New York. STEAM HEATING PLANT, SHOWING CROSS SECTION OF SOUTH WING AND PLAN OF SOUTH WING AND CENTRAL SECTION, UNDATED, REVISED JULY 27, 1915.
46. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. ELECTRIC LIGHTING PLANT, SHOWING CROSS SECTION OF SOUTH WING AND PLAN OF SOUTH WING AND CENTRAL SECTION, JULY 25, 1893, REVISED MAY 18, 1915.
47. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing. Watervliet Arsenal, New York. EAST ELEVATION OF CENTRAL SECTION, MAY 24, 1915, REVISED MARCH 20, 1917.
48. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. GENERAL ARRANGEMENT OF CENTRAL SECTION, APRIL 21, 1915, REVISED 1917.
49. OVERALL INTERIOR VIEW OF THE N SECTION OF THE BUILDING FROM THE WEST BALCONY; LOOKING NNE. THE HIGH BAY, AND ITS 217/40 TON CLEVELAND CRANES, IS IN THE FOREGROUND. (Ryan)
50. OVERALL INTERIOR VIEW OF THE S SECTION OF THE BUILDING FROM THE WEST BALCONY; LOOKING SSE. TEN AND 30 TON CRANES CAN BE SEEN IN THE BACKGROUND. (Ceronie)
51. GENERAL INTERIOR VIEW OF THE HIGH BAY AND THE S SECTION OF THE BUILDING FROM THE SHOP FLOOR, SHOWING THE W WALL; LOOKING SW. (Ceronie)
52. GENERAL VIEW OF THE HIGH BAY AND SHRINK PIT PRODUCTION AREA, FROM THE WEST BALCONY; LOOKING SE. THE 217/40 TON CLEVELAND CRANE CAN BE SEEN IN THE UPPER RIGHT OF THE VIEW. (Ryan)
53. STEEL STRUCTURAL SYSTEM CONSTRUCTED INSIDE THE MASONRY WALLS OF THE HIGH BAY; LOOKING NE. (Ceronie)
54. GENERAL VIEW OF THE S SECTION OF THE BUILDING, SHOWING THE PREPARATION OF FINISHED GUN TUBES FOR SHIPMENT; LOOKING SSE. 30/10 TON CRANE CAN BE SEEN NEAR THE S WALL. (Ceronie)
55. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE ORIGINAL N ENTRY DOOR; LOOKING N. A 30/10 TON CRANE CAN BE SEEN AT THE TOP OF THE VIEW. (Ceronie)
56. GENERAL VIEW OF THE E AISLE OF THE S SECTION OF THE BUILDING; LOOKING N. (Ryan)
57. DETAIL VIEW OF TYPICAL ORIGINAL WOOD-FRAME WINDOW, E AISLE OF THE BUILDING'S S SECTION; LOOKING E. (Ryan)
58. DETAIL VIEW OF THE E WALL RAIL ACCESS DOOR, JUST S OF THE HIGH BAY; LOOKING E. THE TRACKS EXTEND INTO BUILDING 35 (PILOT LINE BUILDING) TO THE E. (Ryan)
59. DETAIL VIEW OF TWO TYPICAL CLERESTORY WINDOWS, AN ORIGINAL EXTERIOR DOOR, AND A TYPICAL FRAMED-IN DOORWAY TO THE N SECTION OF THE E AISLE; E WALL, LOOKING E. (Ryan)
60. DETAIL VIEW OF TWO STEEL STRUCTURAL COLUMNS THAT REPLACED THE ORIGINAL BRICK SUPPORTS FOR THE SOUTHERNMOST ARCH ON THE BUILDING'S W WALL WHEN THE S SECTION OF THE BUILDING WAS 'OPENED-UP' DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR; LOOKING NW. (Ceronie)
61. DETAIL VIEW OF AN ORIGINAL INTERIOR DOOR TO THE W AISLE SHOP FLOOR NEAR THE MIDDLE OF THE BUILDING AT THE W RAILROAD ACCESS DOORS; LOOKING SW. (Ceronie and Ryan)
62. SIXTEEN INCH GUN MOUNTED ON THE MACHINING LATHE; LOOKING WSW. THE GUN ITSELF EXTENDS BEYOND THE BRICK ARCHES OF THE MAIN SHOP FLOOR'S W WALL AND INTO THE W AISLE. THE LATHE'S CUTTING HEAD CAN BE SEEN AT THE RIGHT CENTER OF THE VIEW. (Ryan)
63. SIXTEEN INCH GUN MACHINING LATHE; LOOKING ESE. THE CUTTING HEAD AND THE W WALL OF THE MAIN AISLE CAN BE SEEN IN THE RIGHT FOREGROUND. THE LATHE CHUCK AND THE ARCHED E WALL OF THE MAIN AISLE SHOP FLOOR ARE IN THE BACKGROUND. (Ryan)


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