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Merchants Cold Storage Warehouse, 160 Kingsley Avenue, Providence, Providence County, RI



B&W Photos

HB1029170
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029171
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029172
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029173
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029174
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029175
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029176
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029177
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029178
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029179
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029180
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029181
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029182
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029183
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029184
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979

HB1029185
Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
160 Kingsley Avenue, Providence, RI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER RI-12
Building/structure dates: 1893 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1896 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1910 subsequent work
Significance: The cold storage warehouse was one of the first of its type in Providence, R.I. It originally utilized the latest technology in insulation, generation of electricity and refrigeration, and still functions as a cold storage warehouse. It retains a rare and exceptionally well-preserved example of a Corliss steam engine.

Subjects
Food Industry
Brick Buildings
Warehouses


Related Names
Merchants Cold Storage & Warehouse Company
I.B. Mason & Sons
Merchants Freezing & Cold Storage Company
Mason, I. B.
Stone, Carpenter, & Willson
Leach, George
Dunwell, Steve, Photographer
King, Timothy, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. GENERAL VIEW OF 1893 LINDE COMPRESSOR #2, 75-TON CAPACITY, 15' x 25'; 1890 H. A. HARRIS CORLISS ENGINE, 18' x 42'; AND 14-FOOT FLYWHEEL.
2. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. VIEW SHOWING 1890 H. A. HARRIS ENGINE (LEFT); FLYWHEEL AND 1910 WOLF-LINDE DOUBLE ACTING COMPRESSOR #19A, 100-TON CAPACITY, 16-1/2' x 30'; AND 1910 WM. A. HARRIS ENGINE, 32' x 42' (RIGHT).
3. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. GENERAL VIEW OF 1910 WM. A. HARRIS CO. CORLISS ENGINE (RIGHT) AND ITS FLYWHEEL, AND THE 1910 WOLF-LINDE COMPRESSOR (LEFT).
4. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. SIDE VIEW SHOWING 1910 WOLF-LINDE COMPRESSOR AND 14-FOOT ENGINE FLYWHEEL.
5. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. SIDE VIEW SHOWING CYLINDER OF 1910 WM. A. HARRIS ENGINE WITH CORLISS VALVE GEAR.
6. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. VIEW SHOWING CYLINDER OF 1910 WM. A. HARRIS ENGINE.
7. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. SIDE VIEW SHOWING CROSS-HEAD, CONNECTING ROD, AND FLY-WHEEL OF 1910 WM. A. HARRIS ENGINE.
8. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. REAR VIEW SHOWING CONNECTING ROD, CRANK, BEARING AND FLYWHEEL OF 1910 WM. A. HARRIS ENGINE.
9. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. TOP VIEW SHOWING BOTH ENGINE-COMPRESSOR SETS.
10. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. VIEW ALONG SIDE AND REAR OF 1910 WOLF-LINDE COMPRESSOR SNOWING FLYWHEEL, BEARING, CRANK AND CONNECTING ROD.
11. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. VIEW TAKEN ALONG THE AXIS OF THE ENGINE/COMPRESSOR CRANKSHAFTS.
12. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. DETAIL VIEW OF CRANKSHAFT AND CONNECTING ROD ON THE 1910 WOLF-LINDE COMPRESSOR.
13. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. DETAIL VIEW OF CORLISS VALVE (INTAKE) ON CYLINDER HEAD END OF 1910 WM. A. HARRIS ENGINE.
14. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. DETAIL VIEW OF CORLISS VALVE (INTAKE) ON CRANK END OF 1910 WM. A. HARRIS ENGINE.
15. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. DETAIL VIEW OF CRANK, CONNECTING ROD BEARING AND OILER ON 1910 WM. A. HARRIS ENGINE.
16. Steve Dunwell, Photographer, March 1979. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING BALL GOVERNOR ON THE 1910 WM. A. HARRIS ENGINE.


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