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Watervliet Arsenal, Building No. 40, Broadway between Dalliba & Watervliet Avenues, Watervliet, Albany County, NY



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Item Title


Location
Broadway between Dalliba & Watervliet Avenues, Watervliet, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-1-C
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-31).
Building/structure dates: 1840 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1863 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1865 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1941 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1942 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000503
Significance: As Watervliet's center of manufacture between about 1840 and 1886, the building served an important role in the arsenal's history. The different components, built over a period of 100 years, reflect the growth in activity at the arsenal. The building's siting and the design of the more prominent sections also make it visually distinctive.

Subjects
Offices


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF THE E (FRONT, UNIT 2) & N (UNIT 1) ELEVATIONS, SHOWING THE MAIN ENTRY GATE TO THE ARSENAL; LOOKING SW. (Ryan)
2. OVERALL VIEW OF THE E (FRONT, UNIT 2) ELEVATION; LOOKING WNW. (Ryan)
3. OVERALL VIEW OF THE S (UNIT 3) & E (FRONT, UNIT 2) ELEVATIONS; LOOKING NW. (Ceronie)
4. OVERALL VIEW OF THE N & W (REAR) ELEVATIONS, SHOWING UNITS 1, 6, 5 & 4; LOOKING SE. (Ceronie)
5. OVERALL VIEW OF THE W (REAR) ELEVATION, SHOWING UNITS 1, 6, 5, 2 & 4; LOOKING ENE. (Ceronie)
6. DETAIL VIEW OF ENTRY DOOR WITH FAN LIGHT, N ELEVATION. (Ceronie)
7. DETAIL VIEW OF COLONIAL STYLE ENTRY DOOR, N ELEVATION. (Ceronie)
8. DETAIL VIEW OF WOOD TRUSS SYSTEM IN THE ATTIC OF UNIT 3, SHOWING HALF OF ONE TRUSS AND A STAIRWAY TO THE SECOND FLOOR; LOOKING SW. (Ryan and Ceronie)
9. GENERAL VIEW OF THE CAST IRON TRUSS SYSTEM IN THE ATTIC OF UNIT 2, SHOWING THE JUNCTION OF THE TRUSSES ABOVE THE MAIN ENTRY GABLE WITH THE TYPICAL TRUSS SYSTEM FOR THE WING; LOOKING SSW. (Ryan and Ceronie)
10. Photograph of an historic photographic print of a line drawing in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. PLAN AND SOUTH (UNIT 3), EAST (UNIT 2), AND NORTH (UNIT 1) ELEVATIONS DRAWN IN 1866 SHORTLY AFTER CONSTRUCTION OF UNITS 1, 2, AND 5.
11. Photograph of a photograph in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. EAST (UNIT 1) AND NORTH (UNIT 2) ELEVATIONS. TAKEN IN 1865 WHEN BUILDING WAS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
12. Photograph of a photograph in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. CONSTRUCTION PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING CAST IRON COLUMNS AND BEAMS IN WHAT IS PROBABLY THE SECOND FLOOR OF UNIT 2. TAKEN IN 1865.
13. Photograph of a photograph in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. CONSTRUCTION PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING CAST IRON COLUMNS IN WHAT IS PROBABLY THE SECOND FLOOR OF UNIT 1. TAKEN IN 1865.
14. Photograph of a photograph in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. CONSTRUCTION PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING CAST IRON TRUSS SYSTEM IN WHAT IS PROBABLY UNIT 2. TAKEN IN 1865.
15. Photograph of a photograph in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. WEST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS OF BOILER HOUSE (UNIT 5) BEFORE STACK WAS REMOVED. UNDATED.
16. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. TRANSVERSE SECTION OF STOREHOUSE (UNIT 1), SHOWING CAST IRON COLUMNS, UNDATED.
17. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. PLAN OF CELLAR UNDER PRESENT WOOD SHOP, UNDATED.
18. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. SECTION OF CARPENTER SHOP AND STOREHOUSE, SHOWING NORTH WALL OF CARPENTER SHOP (UNIT 2) ON THE LEFT AND JUNCTION OF THE CARPENTER SHOP AND STOREHOUSE (UNIT I) ON THE RIGHT, SEPTEMBER 22, 1898.
19. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Engineering Division of the Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Watervliet Arsenal, New York. STEAM HEATING PLANT FOR THE SHOPS BELOW THE CANAL, FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR PLANS, UNDATED. (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. STEAM HEATING PLANT FOR THE SHOPS BELOW THE CANAL, FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR PLANS, UNDATED. (RIGHT HALF OF DRAWING)


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