Historic American Engineering Record

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The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) document achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types, engineering technologies, and landscapes, including examples as diverse as the Pueblo of Acoma, houses, windmills, one-room schools, the Golden Gate Bridge, and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Administered since 1933 through cooperative agreements with the National Park Service, the Library of Congress, and the private sector, ongoing programs of the National Park Service have recorded America's built environment in multi format surveys comprising more than 556,900 measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 38,600 historic structures and sites dating from Pre-Columbian times to the twentieth century.

From the description of Quincy Mining Company Survey for Historic American Engineering Record, Circa 1978. (Michigan Technological University). WorldCat record id: 720650498

The Central of Georgia Railroad played a vital role in Georgia's economy, and the complex of buildings constructed for the railroad in Savannah, both before and after the Civil War, is unique. The site was, and (as of 1987) still is subject to development interests, not only because of the railroad structures themselves, but because the complex is located on the site of Savannah's 1779 Revolutionary War Siege. During the summer of 1975, the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) of the Department of Interior's National Park Service, conducted an on-site recording project of the Central's Savannah Shop and Terminal Facilities (an area bounded by West Broad, Jones, West Boundary, and Hull Streets). The resulting photos, measured drawings, and accompanying historical data led to the designation of the train-shed and depot as National Historic Landmarks in 1976, and for the shops complex in 1978. Now the State Museum of Railroad History, the roundhouse and complex are owned by the City of Savannah and have been operated since 1989 by the Coastal Heritage Society.

From the description of Historic American Engineering Record scrapbook on the Central of Georgia Railroad, 1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 43886825

The Central of Georgia Railroad played a vital role in Georgia's economy, and the complex of buildings constructed for the railroad in Savannah, both before and after the Civil War, is unique. The site was, and (as of 1987) still is subject to development interests, not only because of the railroad structures themselves, but because the complex is located on the site of Savannah's 1779 Revolutionary War Siege. During the summer of 1975, the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) of the Department of Interior's National Park Service, conducted an on-site recording project of the Central's Savannah Shop and Terminal Facilities (an area bounded by West Broad, Jones, West Boundary, and Hull Streets). The resulting photos, measured drawings, and accompanying historical data led to the designation of the train-shed and depot as National Historic Landmarks in 1976, and for the shops complex in 1978. Now the State Museum of Railroad History, the roundhouse and complex are owned by the City of Savannah and has been operated since 1989 by the Coastal Heritage Society.

From the description of Historic American Engineering Record collection on the Central of Georgia Railroad, Savannah Shop and Terminal facilities, 1975-1976. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 173482487

Picatinny Arsenal, an army facility near Wharton, N.J., was established in 1880 as the Dover Powder Depot, a central east coast facility for the storage of gunpowder and other armaments. It was renamed Picatinny Arsenal in 1907 with the construction of the first army-owned smokeless powder works. Picatinny was a major supplier of munitions during wars from World War I through Vietnam, but also a center of munitions-related research and development and production engineering.

From the description of Report on Picatinny Arsenal, 1982-1983. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122567886

The Historic American Engineering Record was founded in 1969 by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Park Service, and the Library of Congress. HAER was based on the older architectural recording program, the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), established in 1933. HAER's mission is to document America's historic engineering structures and industrial facilities through a program of producing measured drawings, large format photographs and site histories. The work is produced under the auspices of the National Park Service and deposited in the Library of Congress.

In the summer of 1975, HAER investigated 73 separate sites in the State of Delaware, of which 11 were selected for full documentary treatment.

From the description of Records of Delaware sites, 1975. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122503435

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referencedIn Records relating to Minnesota structures., 1882-2001 (bulk 1981-1998). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn State Historical Society of North Dakota. Division of Archeology and Historic Preservation. Turtle Mountain Ordnance Plant HAER report, 1996. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf Historic American Engineering Record. Records of Delaware sites, 1975. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Historic American Engineering Record. Quincy Mining Company Survey for Historic American Engineering Record, Circa 1978. Michigan Technological University, J.R. Van Pelt & Opie Library; Michigan Tech
creatorOf Historic American Engineering Record. Historic American Engineering Record collection on the Central of Georgia Railroad, Savannah Shop and Terminal facilities, 1975-1976. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Historic American Engineering Record no. WA-24 (Skagit River and Newhalem Creek Hydroelectric Projects) photograph collection, 1920-1989, July 1987 and July 1989 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Historic American Engineering Record. Historic American Engineering Record projects, 1978, 1981. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn State Historical Society of North Dakota. Division of Archeology and Historic Preservation. Dept. of Interior National Park Service HAER and HABS documents, 1980-2009. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf Historic American Engineering Record. Historic American Engineering Record : Index to photographs: Milner Dam and South Side Main Canal, Jerome and Twin Falls Counties, Idaho : HAER No. ID-15 : typescript, [1989] University of Idaho Library
referencedIn State Historical Society of North Dakota. Archeology and Historic Preservation Division. Review and compliance files, ca. 1970s-2004. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Historic Preservation Division. Compliance files, 1976-2000, 2011. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Lankton, Larry D. Manhattan lifeline : engineering the old Croton Aqueduct, 1833-1842, 1979. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Lowe, Jet. Historic American Engineering Record no. WA-24 (Skagit River and Newhalem Creek Hydroelectric Projects) photograph collection, 1920-1989 (bulk July 1987 and July 1989) [graphic]. University of Washington Libraries
creatorOf Historic American Engineering Record. Historic American Engineering Record scrapbook on the Central of Georgia Railroad, 1975. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Arkansas. State Highway & Transportation Dept. Arkansas historic bridges inventory, 1988. Arkansas History Commission, Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Michigan. State Historic Preservation Office. Environmental review files, 1994-1997. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Massachusetts Historical Commission. Compliance files of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places, 1875-1993 (bulk 1982-1993). Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
creatorOf Rosholt, John A. Historic American Engineering Record : Milner Dam and South Side Main Canal : HAER No. ID-15 /report prepared by John A. Rosholt; this document was compiled by Allan R. Ansell : typescript, June 1989. University of Idaho Library
referencedIn Dublin, Thomas, 1946-. [Abstracts of papers]. American Textile History Museum Library
creatorOf Historic American Engineering Record. Photographs of the West Main Street bridge in Charlottesville, Va., 1995. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Historic American Engineering Record. 20th Street Viaduct 1992. Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Historic American Buildings Survey. Records relating to Minnesota structures, 1882-2001 (bulk 1981-1998). Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Historic American Engineering Record. Report on Picatinny Arsenal, 1982-1983. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Historic American Engineering Record. Whitney Armory survey records, 1974-1975. New Haven Colony Historical Society Library
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associatedWith Arkansas. State Highway & Transportation Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Central of Georgia Railway. corporateBody
associatedWith Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Curtis Paper Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Historic American Buildings Survey. corporateBody
associatedWith Jackson and Sharp Company. corporateBody
associatedWith J.E. Rhoads & Sons, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Lankton, Larry D. person
associatedWith Massachusetts Historical Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan. State Historic Preservation Office. corporateBody
associatedWith New Castle and Frenchtown Turnpike and Rail Road Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Pennsylvania Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Rail Road Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Picatinny Arsenal. corporateBody
associatedWith Pullman's Palace Car Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Pusey and Jones Company. corporateBody
associatedWith State Historical Society of North Dakota. Archeology and Historic Preservation Division. corporateBody
associatedWith State Historical Society of North Dakota. Division of Archeology and Historic Preservation. corporateBody
associatedWith State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Historic Preservation Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilmington and Northern Railroad Company. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Fort Delaware (Del.)
Hancock (Mich.)
Georgia
New Jersey
Georgia--Savannah
Michigan--Copper Country
Delaware Breakwater and Harbor of Refuge (Del.)
Delaware
Augustine Bridge (Wilmington, Del.)
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Shipyards
Limekilns
Historic sites
Basket making
Pearl button industry
Brickwork
Gunpowder, Smokeless
Roundhouses (Railroads)
Explosives industry
Fuzes (Ordnance)
Explosives
Pumping stations
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration
Bridges
Printing plants
Breakwaters
Railroad stations--Conservation and restoration
Paper mills
Leather industry and trade
Water-supply engineering
Lighthouse
Flour mills
Waterworks
Sawmills
Gunpowder
Covered bridges
Railroads
Railroad stations
Armor-piercing projectiles
Historic sites--Conservation and restoration
Arsenals
Ice industry
Mills and mill-work
Historic preservation
Explosives, military
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Active 1981

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