A Cultural Resource Survey of Buildings 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104, 3105, 3106, 3111, 3115, 3116, 3123, 3125, and 3199, Fort Dix Military Installation, Burlington County, New Jersey

Author(s): Hunter Research Inc

Year: 1996

Summary

This report details an architectural investigation of a group of twelve temporary wooden warehouse buildings located on the west side of Wrightstown-Pemberton Rd. within the 3100 Building Series on the Fort Dix Military Installation (FDMI) in Burlington County, New Jersey. Faced with the poor overall condition of the warehouses and the lack of any foreseeable need for the facilities, the United States Army has proposed to demolish this group of buildings. Recognizing its management responsibilities concerning the protection and preservation of cultural resources, the army has commissioned this study to evaluate each of the twelve buildings in order to make recommendations for determination of Eligibility to the National and State Registers of Historic Places and for Pinelands Designation.

These twelve buildings were found to have been built in 1917, 1918 and 1941 in conjunction with World War I and II mobilization processes. They were originally part of a much larger railroad freight installation.

These twelve buildings were found be heavily modified. Key architectural features were removed after the buildings' "period of significance." Their significance has been further compromised by the demolition of a large number of the other warehouse buildings within the rail freight terminating facility and the removal of the complex pattern of railroad spur lines with which each of these buildings was historically associated., In 1984, the State Historic Preservation Officer issued an opinion concerning three of these buildings (3102, 3103, 3199) which were then in excess of fifty years old and therefore potentially eligible for the National and State Registers. It was the opinion of the Slate Historic Preservation Officer that, "these structures lack sufficient architectural integrity or significance to recommend their inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places." It is the conclusion of this study that none of the twelve buildings studied retain sufficient historical or architectural integrity to justify their inclusion on the National or State Registers of Historic Places or for Pinelands Designation. Lacking any resources potentially eligible for these lists, the army should be free to proceed with the proposed demolition.

Cite this Record

A Cultural Resource Survey of Buildings 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104, 3105, 3106, 3111, 3115, 3116, 3123, 3125, and 3199, Fort Dix Military Installation, Burlington County, New Jersey. Hunter Research Inc. 1996 ( tDAR id: 438597) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438597

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -75.089; min lat: 39.908 ; max long: -74.108; max lat: 40.182 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Air Force Base

Contributor(s): Damon Tvaryanas

Principal Investigator(s): Ian C.G. Burrow

Submitted To(s): U.S. Army Fort Dix; U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District

Record Identifiers

Pinelands Developmeny Application No.(s): 86-0939-02

Task Order No.(s): 1

Contract (s): DACW61-94-D-0010

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