Fourth Cliff Battery (Battery 208) Architectural and Structural Assessments, Fourth Cliff Recreation Annex, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
Battery 208 and associated buildings are located at the Fourth Cliff Recreation Annex of Hanscom Air Force Base. Battery 208 is situated on the highest point of Fourth Cliff and is positioned so that its guns commanded a position facing the Atlantic. The battery, consisting of two gun emplacements flanking an earth- covered concrete magazine complex, had a concrete observation tower directly to the north and an observation station and attached barracks directly to the south. The complex was designed to blend with previously constructed oceanfront cottages.
This report contains the results of an architectural and structural assessment of Battery 208 and associated structures located at the Fourth Cliff Recreation Annex, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Field work was performed on December 8, 1997, through December 11, 1997, by Joe C. Freeman, AIA, Architect, and Victor M. Govoni of Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc., Consulting Engineers, for Prewitt and Associates, Inc., Consulting Archeologists, Austin, Texas, under requirements set forth in their Contract DACA63-95-D-0051, Delivery Order 0022, with the Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Coordination, acquisition of copies of original drawings, and access were arranged by Mr. Jeff Wallace of Hanscom Air Force Base. Mr. Roger Kent, Manager of Fourth Cliff Recreation Annex, arranged access to the buildings and site.
This file contains black and white photos of the Battery, Observation Tower, Observation Station and surrounding areas. This file also includes the National Register of Historic Places Registration For, for Fourth Cliff Battery.
Cite this Record
Fourth Cliff Battery (Battery 208) Architectural and Structural Assessments, Fourth Cliff Recreation Annex, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Joe C. Freeman, Fay, Spofford and Thorndike, Inc.. 1998 ( tDAR id: 438519) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438519
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Calendar Date: 1942 to 1945 (Period of Significance for Fourth Cliff Battery)
min long: -71.774; min lat: 41.949 ; max long: -70.322; max lat: 42.472 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Hanscom Air Force Base
Prepared By(s): Prewitt & Associates, Inc.
Submitted To(s): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Delivery Order (s): 0022
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