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Fort McClellan Ammunition Storage Area, Building No. 4414, Second Avenue (Magazine Road), Anniston, Calhoun County, AL

Fort McClellan Ammunition Storage Area, Building No. 4414, Second Avenue (Magazine Road), Anniston, Calhoun County, AL

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Significance: The Ammunition Storage Area of Fort McClellan represents two eras of building design. Buildings 4403 and 4404 are standard field depot magazines built in 1917, while Buildings 4408, 4409, and 4414 are igloos dating to 1941. Both sets of buildings provide information on the evolution and technology of safe ammunition storage between the World Wars. The 1941 buildings in particular afford a case study of a developing technology as they are early examples of igloo magazines. While igloos swiftly replaced earlier types, the materials used in their construction and the manner in which they were built varied. The Fort McClellan examples were constructed with corrugated steel plates and concrete and engineering practices that were directly borrowed from early twentieth-century culvert or tunnel technology.
Survey number: HABS AL-988-E
Building/structure dates: 1941 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1941 Initial Construction



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Michaelson, J M
American Rolling Mill (Armco)
New South Associates, contractor
Calloway, Deborah, transmitter
Bryant, Richard T, photographer
Reed, Mary Beth, historian
Fedor, Tracey L, delineator




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