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

Administration and Research Historic District

(circa 1880-1945), Chemistry Row

 
 
Administration and Research Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 1, 2018
1. Administration and Research Historic District Marker
Inscription.  These structures are associated with the evolution of Picatinny from a Powder Depot to a Production Arsenal. After the 1926 Lake Denmark Naval Powder Depot explosion, Picatinny rededicated itself technologically and architecturally as a Research & Development Facility. As part of this effort, laboratory facilities were constructed along Kibler Road, also known as “Chemistry Row”. Colonial Revival was chosen as the architectural style for this area to be compatible with the original headquarters at Building 151.
 
Erected 2011 by Lake Shore Industries, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersMilitary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 40° 56.366′ N, 74° 33.789′ W. Marker is in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Farley Avenue and Kibler Road, on the right when traveling west on Farley Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Picatinny Arsenal NJ 07806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Cannons (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historical Exhibit
Administration and Research Historic District (circa 1880-1945), Chemistry Row Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Huggan, February 16, 2012
2. Administration and Research Historic District (circa 1880-1945), Chemistry Row Marker
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(about 600 feet away); Middle Forge (about 600 feet away); M153 - Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (about 600 feet away); M1A1 Pack Howitzer (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Administration and Research Historic District (about 700 feet away); M119 Howitzer (about 800 feet away); Lightweight 155mm Howitzer (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Picatinny Arsenal.
 
More about this marker. 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.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Marker at Picatinny Arsenal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 1, 2018
3. Marker at Picatinny Arsenal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2012, by Jason Huggan of Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 1, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on March 1, 2012, by Jason Huggan of Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.   3. submitted on July 1, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 29, 2022