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Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Supplemental Photographic Documentation of Archetypal Buildings, Structures, and Equipment for U.S. Army Materiel Command National Historic Context for World War II Ordnance Facilities.

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Final rept. May-Nov 95,

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This report presents a photographic record of the archetypal buildings, structures, and equipment of the World War II Ordnance Departments government-owned, contractor-operated GOCO industrial facility, the Holston Army Ammunition Plant HAAP, Kingsport, Tennessee. This photographic documentation was completed under partial fulfillment of an Army Materiel Command AMC Legacy Resource Program demonstration project for assistance to small installations and in fulfillment of the 1993 Programmatic Agreement among the AMC, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and Multiple State Historic Preservation Officers concerning the program to discontinue mainenance, or dispose, of particular GOCO properties. The objective of the project was to photographically record World War 11-vintage equipment and buildings. Numerous buildings, housing either the same or different stages of the ammunition manufacturing process, were of identical or similar architectural design. Similarly, within these buildings there were often several identical machines and pieces of equipment. Accordingly, photographs were not taken of each individual building, structure, and piece of equipment with identical or similar design rather, an attempt was made to photograph archetypal buildings, structures, and pieces of equipment present at the plant. An attempt was made to exclude modern buildings and equipment. The photographic presentation that follows should not be perceived as a complete and chronological order of ammunition manufacturing. Photographs of ammunition buildings and equipment in this account are largely classified as under either stand-by or lay-away status. Depicted active buildings are of an insensitive andor safe nature. Such buildings include administration, shop, and manufacturing buildings.

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  • Information Science
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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