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Watertown Arsenal, Building No. 311, Arsenal Street, Watertown, Middlesex County, MA

Watertown Arsenal, Building No. 311, Arsenal Street, Watertown, Middlesex County, MA

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Building No. 311 is essential to understanding Watertown Arsenal activities from World War I to the present day. Reputed to be one of the largest structures in the world in 1917, it was designed to accommodate erection of carriages for 16-in. seacoast guns, and disappearing, railway, and barbette carriages during World War I. Doubled in size in 1942 and equipped with large X-ray facilities in 1942 and 1956, Building No. 311 was vital to the industrial manufacturing and materials research achievements of Watertown Arsenal.
Survey number: HAER MA-20-E
Building/structure dates: 1956 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1964 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1968 Subsequent Work

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Date

1969 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Stone & Webster
Boston & Maine Railroad
High Voltage Engineering
U.S. Army Materials Technology Laboratories
Lester, H H
Lowe, Jet, photographer
Brewster, Robert, photographer
Adams, Virginia H, historian
Winters, Andrew, historian
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Location

Watertown (Mass.)42.36349, -71.16701
Google Map of 42.3634917, -71.1670094
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