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Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Administration and Research Historic District

(circa 1880-1945)

 
 
Administration and Research Historic District (Circa 1880-1945) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Huggan, February 16, 2012
1. Administration and Research Historic District (Circa 1880-1945) Marker
Farley Avenue and Parker Rd Power Intersection
Inscription. Farley Avenue became the epicenter of Picatinny's research and development program during the 1930's. Building 151, the original Arsenal Headquarters, stood at the nexus of the "power intersection with Parker Rd. This Colonial-Revival Style building is prominently situated near an open area that has functioned as a parade grounds, an airfield, and finally as the Golf Course. To the west are the Colonial Revival Officer's Quarters; to the east are the chemistry facilities. It continues to be a statement of the power of the Army to drive past the Cannon Gates and towards Building 151.
 
Erected 2011 by Lake Shore Industries.
 
Location. 40° 56.43′ N, 74° 33.915′ W. Marker is in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Farley Ave and Parker Rd, on the right when traveling west on Farley Ave. Click for map. Historical Marker located on Federal property. Visitor Pass required from person of contact at Picatinny Arsenal to view historic marker(s). Marker is in this post office area: Picatinny Arsenal NJ 07806, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Middle Forge (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Administration and Research Historic District (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cannon Gate (approx. half a mile away); Walton Burial Ground (approx. mile away); 600 Ordnance Testing Area Historic District (1928-1948) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ford – Faesch Manor House - 1768 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Naval Commander's Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Babbit-Mathews House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Picatinny Arsenal.
 
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