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

Lumber Shed - Form and Function

 
 
Lumber Shed - Form and Function Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2018
1. Lumber Shed - Form and Function Marker
Inscription. The Lumber Storage Shed, constructed in 1918-1919 in the wake of World War I, is one of the last surviving service facilities at the Navy Yard. Originally composed of two open-air concrete structures set parallel to each other, the separate components were connected by a roof in 1953 and later enclosed by corrugated metal walls. The structure has reinforced concrete skeletons that afforded large open spaces to store drying lumber laid on dozens of wood sills that ran the full length of the building from north to south, as seen in the top right image.
 
Location. 38° 52.422′ N, 77° 0.108′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Water Street Southeast near 3rd Street SE, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lumber Shed Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Lumber Shed - Movement of Materials (within shouting distance of this marker); Foundry (within shouting distance of this marker); Radio Towers (within shouting distance of this marker); Crane Runway
Lumber Shed - Form and Function Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2018
2. Lumber Shed - Form and Function Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1977 (about 500 feet away); Cable Stayed Bridge (about 500 feet away); Historic Pumping Station (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. ArchitectureWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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