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Department of Energy, Mound Facility, Maintenance Building (M Building), One Mound Road, Miamisburg, Montgomery County, OH



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Item Title


Location
One Mound Road, Miamisburg, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OH-2470-J
Building/structure dates: 1947 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1962 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1982 subsequent work
Significance: M Building is significant for its role as a support building in the Mound Complex, which played a large part in the development of chemistry and metallurgy research for polonium-210 after the close of WWII. This radioactive isotope was used as a trigger mechanism for atomic weapons. At one time, the building was home to machining and plating operation for research, as well as for production of nuclear weapons parts. In addition, several lithium programs were conducted here during the 1950s and 1960s. In later years the building housed a wide variety of scientific processes, including some for various space missions.

Subjects
Plating (metal Coating)
Nuclear Weapons Industry
National Space Program


Related Names
U.S. Department Of Energy
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Monsato Chemical Company


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Interior of Room 8 of the High Bay area looking southeast
Interior of Room 8 of the High Bay area looking northeast
Interior Room 26 looking southwest
Interior Room 27 looking southeast
Interior Room 7 looking southwest
Interior Room 5A, Glass Blowing area, looking southeast
Interior Room 108, Plating Shop, looking east
Interior Room 47, General Plating Shop, looking northeast
Interior Room 41, looking northeast
Interior Room 225, looking east
Perspective view of the northwest corner looking to the southeast
Rear facade, looking north
Perspective view of the southeast corner, looking west
Perspective view of the southwest corner, looking north
Perspective view of the southwest corner looking east
Roof perspective of the penthouse, High Bay area windows, looking southeast
Roof perspective of the penthouse, High Bay area windows, looking southwest
Front facade from the parking lot looking south
Perspective view of the northeast corner looking south
Perspective view of the northeast corner looking southwest
Perspective view of the east facade looking south
Perspective view of the east facade looking north
Roof view from Building P to the east facade looking west


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