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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lumber Shed - Movement of Materials

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2018
1. Lumber Shed - Movement of Materials Marker
Inscription.  A segment of the Navy Yard's marine rail system bisected the Lumber Storage Shed buildings. These tracks facilitated the movement of the newly cut lumber from the ships at the waterfront, to the shed for drying, and finally to the adjacent Pattern and Joiners' Shop for use in the fabrication of mock-ups and patterns for new ordnance design. The expansive marine rail system covered the Navy Yard site and was the primary means of transporting cargo for the manufacturing process. The Lumber Storage Shed exemplifies the critical relationship among service structures, production facilities, and the marine rail system that allowed for efficient movement of materials through this industrial complex.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMilitaryRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 52.407′ N, 77° 0.08′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Water Street Southeast east of 3rd Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
Lumber Shed - Movement of Materials Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2018
2. Lumber Shed - Movement of Materials Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Water Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Radio Towers (a few steps from this marker); The Lumber Shed Building (a few steps from this marker); Boiler House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lumber Shed - Form and Function (within shouting distance of this marker); 1221 Van (within shouting distance of this marker); Yards Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelve12 (within shouting distance of this marker); 99M (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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