Historic Architectural Resource Study, Buildings 5204, 5207, 5208, 5210, Fort Dix Military Reservation, Burlington County, New Jersey

Year: 2006


Tetra Tech EC, Inc. (TtEC), under contract to the Army Reserve Contracting Center, Fort Dix, New Jersey (“Fort Dix"), conducted an architectural resource survey and study of four 1930s-era utilitarian buildings located at Fort Dix. Fort Dix proposes to demolish or renovate the buildings. This study is conducted as part of Fort Dix's compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. Fort Dix will consult with the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office and the New Jersey Pinelands Commission as part of its compliance with Section 106.

TtEC has evaluated four architectural resources (Buildings 5204, 5207, 5208, and 5210) in Fort Dix’s 5200 series of buildings. These were constructed between 1932 and 1935 as utilitarian support facilities such as a mess hall or latrine The one-story buildings featured an industrial design which underscored their role in large-scale national, social and military historic trends. However, the buildings also once featured several ornamental revival architectural features, which were integrated with their modern, utilitarian design. These building elements were previously noted in Berger (1985) as contributing to the potential significance of these structures.

However, despite their association with important historic trends, the buildings have experienced recent alterations which impair their physical integrity and greatly diminish their ability to visually convey their association to the observer. Specifically, many of the buildings’ character-defining features are no longer present, or have been obscured by contemporary replacements. As observed in 2006. none of the four buildings retain any of their original or historic exterior materials. Utilizing National Park Service technical guidance, this report analyzes in detail the buildings' physical integrity and concludes that the buildings are not eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Accordingly, TtEC recommends that no significant (i.e. National Register of Historic Places-eligible) properties will be affected by the proposed demolition or renovation.

Cite this Record

Historic Architectural Resource Study, Buildings 5204, 5207, 5208, 5210, Fort Dix Military Reservation, Burlington County, New Jersey. 2006 ( tDAR id: 438626) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438626

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1932 to 1935 (Dates of construction for surveyed buildings.)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -74.643; min lat: 39.998 ; max long: -74.59; max lat: 40.038 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

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

Contributor(s): Caleb W. Christopher

Principal Investigator(s): Sydne Marshall

Prepared By(s): Tetra Tech EC, Inc.

Submitted To(s): Fort Dix

Record Identifiers

Task Order No.(s): 004

Contract No.(s): W911S1-04-D-0017

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