Cold War Historic Building Survey, Rome Research Site

Author(s): Lu Engineers

Year: 1999


A Cold War Historic Building survey was conducted for the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome Research Site (AFRL/RRS) and five Geographically Separated Units (GSUs) (the Verona, Ava, Forestport, Newport and Stockbridge Test Annex sites). The study was conducted in compliance with a variety of Federal and State directives and regulations. The purpose of the study was to identify any structures that might have potential cultural importance within the context of the Cold War era. Efforts were focused not only on the architectural evaluations of each structure, but also on the relationship of RL/RRS's role in the research conducted within each. Sixty-four structures were evaluated for the current study, 12 of which had been addressed in previous research. Most of the structures did not, in and of themselves, appear to be architecturally important; nor were most considered to be historically important. Additional research, however, was recommended for several structures in order to determine if the Cold War-related research conducted within or around them was of a nature significant or uniqueness. Twelve of the structures recommended for additional evaluation are located at the Verona Annex (the so-called "Space Command" cluster);three are found at the Newport Test Annex; and one other at Stockbridge. The additional research will be aided in the future following the release of a currently in-press comprehensive history of the Rome Laboratory authored by Dr. Thomas Thompson, RRS Historian. The volume was unavailable during the course of the current study due to publication restraints.

This report includes correspondence, appendixes, and National register of Historic Places eligibility notification.

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Cold War Historic Building Survey, Rome Research Site. Lu Engineers. 1999 ( tDAR id: 438084) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438084

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1940 to 1992 (Military Occupation (WWII and Cold War))

Spatial Coverage

min long: -75.944; min lat: 42.924 ; max long: -74.847; max lat: 43.397 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome Research Site

Prepared By(s): Lu Engineers

Submitted To(s): Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome Research Site

Record Identifiers

PN(s): 13116

Project No.(s): 13116-00

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