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    • Union Station

    • Railroad stations;
    • 501 Crawford Street; Architect: Warren and Wetmore; Date built: 1911; Addition added: 1912; On back: "Santa Fe 62: The bold nose of beautiful war bonnet dressed Alco PA-1 passenger locomotive on the head end of the California Spcial, Union Station,...
    • Site of Glazing Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "A pulverizing mill was built on or near this site in 1803. It was destroyed in the 1818 explosion and rebuilt. There is no information when its function was changed, but a 1904 map identifies it as a glazing mill."
    • Residence

    • Dwellings;
    • "A somewhat smaller stone structure, with no identification, is shown on the 1904 map. The present structure was built after that date as a two-family dwelling."
    • Site of Composition House

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "Built early in the development of the plant, but no certain date assignable; probably in 1807 after the destruction of the original mixing house in that year. Damaged in other explosions and destroyed in that of 1890. Rebuilt afterward, and...
    • Roll Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "Built in 1836 of stone construction. [Unusual: apparently one level, no underground gearing. Door leads down instead of up. Probably had overhead gearing.]"
    • Roll Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "Built in 1836 of stone construction. [Unusual: apparently one level, no underground gearing. Door leads down instead of up. Probably had overhead gearing.]"
    • Composition House

    • Ordnance industry; Gunpowder;
    • "If the 1834 Alfred Victor du Pont survey is accurate and in scale, then this is not the press house shown on that survey about 100 feet from the existing indented stone-walled area. If the scale of the map is incorrect, then this could be the same...
    • Bag Wash House

    • Buildings; Gunpowder;
    • "No record before early 20th century. Shown on all 20th century maps as a bag house in which empty saltpeter bags were washed and saltpeter recovered."
    • Hagley Museum

    • Museums; Factories;
    • "The original stone building was begun in 1814 (finished in 1815) for use as a cotton spinning mill by the newly-formed Duplanty - McCall Cotton Company. Spinning operations began in 1816, and continued until 1821 when Duplanty - McCall failed,...
    • Site of Dynamo House

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "There is no building shown on or near this site until the 1903 retracing of a late 19th-century map. No later map identifies the building by function. It was shown on the 1904 map as a frame structure."
    • Grinding Mill

    • Mills; Grinding;
    • "There is no definite record of the date of construction of this building. In 1890, there seems to have been a graining mill on or near this site, which was destroyed in the explosion of that year. A 1904 map shows the building as a grinding mill,...
    • Site of Stables

    • Sites; Stables;
    • "These structures first appear on the 1904 map, and are identified as stables. No earlier reference to them is found. They appear, also with this designation, on the 1920 map."
    • Site of Laboratory

    • Laboratories;
    • "This building appears on no map earlier than the 1903 retracings which designated it as a coal house; the laboratory designation comes from the 1917 map. No text references were found and nothing else is known about it."
    • Dust Mill

    • Mills; Ordnance industry;
    • "This building is on or near the site of the original stamping mill of 1802-3. It may have had a flash wall added to it in the mid-19th century. No record was found of its modification from stamping mill to other uses, but an interview reports a...
    • Roll Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "This mill and No. 18 incorporated Lesmok powder containing nitrocellulose. This was very dangerous and the double rear walls were built with peepholes for workmen to watch the wheels for signs of dusting, which indicated that the powder was...
    • Drying Table Area

    • Ordnance industry; Sites; Gunpowder;
    • "This raised area reached by stone steps seems to have had a long history as a drying table area where the powder was spread on long wooden tables to dry. There is no indication that there were ever any buildings on this site. There is, however,...
    • Grainery

    • Granaries; Grain industry;
    • "This site was occupied by a packing house in early times, but was a grainery in the later nineteenth century. After 1904 it was merely a stonewalled indentation used to store barrels. The building may have had a frame roof. It has been referred to...
    • Oil Storage House

    • Storage facilities;
    • "This stone building was an oil storage house and utility building. It has been commonly, but mistakenly, known since 1952 as the "change house." There is no evidence that it was ever the change house, and there is good evidence that building H-43...

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