Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, Supplemental Photographic Documentation of Archetypal Buildings, Structures, and Equipment for Army Materiel Command National Historic Context for World War II Ordnance Facilities.
Final rept. Sep 93-May 95,
GEO-MARINE INC PLANO TX
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The objective of Task C was to photographically record World War II-vintage buildings and equipment. Numerous buildings that housed different stages of the ammunition manufacturing process were of the same architectural design. Accordingly, the order of photographs that follows is based on differences in architectural design, rather than on the step-by-step process of ammunition manufacturing. Modern buildings and necessary equipment in ammunition processing are absent from this photographic account due to their vintage i.e., replacement equipment, though similar in function andor design, was not photographed. Ammunition manufacturing is divided into lines according to the type of ammunition being manufactured, and by process stages. Additionally, there may be more than one line for the same ammunition type at the same stage. Accordingly, the architectural design of these buildings in different lines is similar, as is their equipment. Photographs of specific building types were not taken from a single line, rather the photographs were taken from any number of the lines as directed by the sun angle and physical restrictions. In short, though efforts were made to arrange the photographs in order of ammunition and facility processes, the presentation should not be perceived as a complete and chronological order of ammunition manufacturing. Photographs of ammunition buildings and equipment in this account are classified under either standby or lay-away status. Depicted active buildings are of an insensitive andor safe nature. Such buildings include administration and shop buildings. Representative types of all exteriors have been included. However, in many cases, the interior photographs posed some difficulty due to dim interior lighting. In addition, large interiors were impossible to completely photograph due to the limitations of the photographic equipme
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