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Watervliet Arsenal, South Broadway, Watervliet, Albany County, NY



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Location
South Broadway, Watervliet, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-1-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-2).
Building/structure dates: 1813 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 182 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 183 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 191 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1813 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1839 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000503
Significance: Though the War of 1812 stimulated its establishment, Watervliet Arsenal's busiest years occurred during the Mexican and Civil Wars. In 1889, it became the government's cannon factory, famous for its production of large caliber seacoast defense guns.

Subjects
Military Facilities


Related Names
U.S. Department Of The Army
Gibbons, James
Campbell, Capt. Thomas L.
Talcott, Maj. George
Baker, Maj. Rufus L.
Architectural Iron Works
Brenner, William A., Field Team
Lankton, Dr. Larry D., Field Team
Hess, Jeffrey A., Field Team
Hightower, Barbara E., Historian
Ryan, Robert A., Photographer
Ceronie, J., Photographer
Louris, Gary M., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. 'VILLAGE OF WEST TROY EMBRACING WATER VLIET' BY S. A. BEERS, 1845.
2. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. 'PLAN OF THE WATERVLIET ARSENAL,' October 1863.
3. Photograph of line drawing in possession of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. 'PLAN OF WATERVLIET ARSENAL,' 1894.
4. Photograph of a photograph of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. VIEW TAKEN FROM ROOF OF BARRACKS LOOKING NORTHWEST TOWARD SEACOAST AND FIELD AND SIEGE GUN SHOPS, 1910.
5. Photograph of a photograph of the Watervliet Arsenal Museum, New York. AERIAL VIEW OF THE ARSENAL LOOKING NORTHEAST. TAKEN IN 1918.


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