A Cultural Resource Survey of Buildings 3253, 3560, 4439, 6605, 6739, 6740, 9434, 9511, and 9911, Fort Dix Military Installation, Burlington and Ocean Counties, New Jersey

Author(s): Hunter Research

Year: 1997


This report details an architectural investigation of a group of buildings and structures (Buildings 3253, 3560, 4439, 6605, 6739, 6740, 9434, 9511 and 9911) located on the Fort Dix Military Installation (FDMI) in Burlington County, New Jersey. Faced with the poor overall condition of these resources and the lack of any foreseeable need for the facilities, the United States Army has proposed to demolish this group of resources. Recognizing its management responsibilities concerning the protection and preservation of cultural resources, the army has commissioned this study to evaluate each of these buildings and structures in order to make recommendations for determination of eligibility to the National and Stale Registers of Historic Places and for Pinelands Designation.

The resources addressed by this study were found to be quite varied in type and situated in disparate locations on the large military facility. The group included three pump houses, a concrete water tower, two gas stations, a dispatch building and a motor repair facility. The single thread that binds these resources together is that all were constructed for or by the United States Army as pan of the military support facilities at the Fort Dix Military Installation. All were constructed between 1941 and 1945. a period during which the physical infrastructure of the military installation was being greatly expanded to meet the demands of preparing soldiers for the on going World War.

None of the nine buildings were found to be outstanding from an architectural, historical or engineering stand point.Although most were constructed during a time period in which Fort Dix was playing an important role in one of the defining events of the last century, none of the buildings currently being examined played a significant role in the war effort or in fact would be considered of principal or even secondary importance to the functioning of the facility. Nor are any of the buildings interrelated in such a fashion which would qualify them for consideration as contributing resources within a historic district. It is therefore the conclusion of this study that none of the nine resources studied posses sufficient historical or architectural qualities which would justify their inclusion on the National or State Registers of Historic Places or for Pineland's designation.

This file is the draft version of this report.

Cite this Record

A Cultural Resource Survey of Buildings 3253, 3560, 4439, 6605, 6739, 6740, 9434, 9511, and 9911, Fort Dix Military Installation, Burlington and Ocean Counties, New Jersey. Hunter Research. 1997 ( tDAR id: 438601) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438601

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -74.974; min lat: 39.856 ; max long: -74.163; max lat: 40.113 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Principal Investigator(s): Damon Tvaryanas

Prepared By(s): Hunter Research Associates

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

Record Identifiers

Task Order No. 3(s): Historic American Buildings Survey

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

Delivery Order No.(s): 40

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