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Watervliet Arsenal, Building No. 135, Gillespie Road, South of Parker Road, Watervliet, Albany County, NY



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Item Title


Location
South of Parker Road, Watervliet, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-1-J
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-2).
Building/structure dates: 1943 initial construction
National Register Number: 66000503
Significance: The building is a major component of manufacturing facilities constructed at Watervliet Arsenal during World War II and is a building in which advanced technology was employed in the manufacture of large caliber guns. It is also a visual landmark at the arsenal because of its size, configuration, and the use of construction materials.

Subjects
Military Facilities
Industry


Related Names
Reynolds, Marcus T.
Kelly, Syska & Hennessey
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 N & W ELEVATIONS; LOOKING SSE. (Ceronie)
2. OVERALL VIEW OF E ELEVATION; LOOKING SSW DOWN GILLESPIE ROAD. (Ryan and Ceronie)
3. OVERALL VIEW OF S & E ELEVATIONS OF THE HIGH BAY END OF BUILDING 135. (Ryan)
4. OVERALL VIEW OF W ELEVATION AND N ELEVATION OF HIGH BAY; LOOKING SSE DOWN GILLESPIE ROAD. (Ryan)
5. DETAIL VIEW OF CORRUGATED GLASS WINDOW BAYS, W ELEVATION; LOOKING SE. (Ryan and Ceronie)
6. DETAIL VIEW OF CLERESTORY CORRUGATED GLASS WINDOW BAYS, E ELEVATION, SHOWING STEEL STRUCTURAL SYSTEM BEHIND THE GLASS; LOOKING SW. (Ryan and Ceronie)
7. DETAIL VIEW OF THE S ELEVATION OF THE HIGH BAY, SHOWING THE STEEL TRUSS SYSTEM; LOOKING NW. (Ceronie)
8. DETAIL VIEW OF EXTERIOR ROLL-UP DOOR, E ELEVATION; LOOKING NW. (Ceronie)
9. Photograph of a photograph in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. VIEW OF NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS WITH THE BOILER PLANT (BUILDING 136) IN FOREGROUND. TAKEN DURING CONSTRUCTION IN 1943.
10. Photograph of a photograph in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. WEST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS SHOWING EXPOSED STRUCTURAL FRAME ON SOUTH SIDE. TAKEN ABOUT 1943.
11. Photograph of a photograph in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. BAY E (WESTERNMOST BAY) UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN 1943.
12. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. WEST ELEVATION AND SECTION, OFFICE OF MARCUS T. REYNOLDS, 1942. Delineator: A.D. Jr.
13. OVERALL VIEW OF E BAY FROM THE SHOP FLOOR, SHOWING THE REST OF THE PRODUCTION FLOOR BEYOND; LOOKING SE. (Ryan)
14. GENERAL VIEW OF D BAY; LOOKING S. GUN TUBE STOCK CAN BE SEEN IN THE FOREGROUND & ELECTRIC FURNACE EQUIPMENT BEYOND. TWO SHEPARD NILES 10 TON CRANES CAN BE SEEN ON THE CRANEWAY. (Ryan)
15. OVERALL VIEW OF THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM BETWEEN C & D BAYS, FROM THE C BAY CRANE CATWALK; LOOKING WNW. (Ceronie)
16. DETAIL VIEW OF TYPICAL STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; CROSSBAY 3 BETWEEN D & E BAYS; LOOKING WSW. (Ryan)
17. OVERALL VIEW OF THE HIGH BAY AT THE S END OF THE BUILDING, SHOWING STRUCTURAL SYSTEM AND WINDOW ILLUMINATION; LOOKING WNW. THERE ARE UPPER AND LOWER CRANEWAYS IN THIS SECTION OF THE BUILDING. (Ryan)
18. DETAIL VIEW OF THE HIGH BAY STRUCTURAL SYSTEM AND WINDOW ILLUMINATION AT THE SHRINK PIT AREA, S END OF B BAY; LOOKING SSE. (Ceronie)
19. GENERAL VIEW OF A BAY; LOOKING SSW. THE TALLER B BAY (AND REMAINDER OF THE BUILDING) CAN BE SEEN BEYOND THE POSTS. (Ryan)
20. NW RAILROAD ACCESS DOOR, SHOWING THE TRACKS LEADING INTO THE BUILDING; LOOKING W. (Ryan and Ceronie)


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