Accession Number : ADA316522

Title :   Radford 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.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 93-Apr 95,

Corporate Author : GEO-MARINE INC PLANO TX

Personal Author(s) : Kimbrell, K. D. ; Hiatt, Kathleen E.

PDF Url : ADA316522

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 254

Abstract : 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 Radford Army Ammunition Plant, at Radford, Virginia. 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 Historic State Historic Preservation Officers concerning the program to discontinue maintenance, or dispose, of particular GOCO properties. The objective of the project was to photographically record World War II-vintage equipment and buildings, some of which housed different stages of the ammunition manufacturing process and were of the same architectural design. Modern buildings and equipment are not Included in this document. Efforts were made to arrange the photographs in the order of ammunition manufacture and facility processes; however, this presentation should not be perceived as a complete chronological sequence for ammunition manufacturing during World War II. The buildings photographed in this document are classified as under either 'stand-by' or 'layaway' status. The active buildings depicted in this volume are of an insensitive and/or 'safe' nature and include Administration and Shop buildings.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *MUNITIONS INDUSTRY, *PHOTOGRAPHS, VIRGINIA, ARMY FACILITIES, BUILDINGS, PRESERVATION, ARCHITECTURE, INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE