BASE: Advancing a post-military landscape
Introduction
 Project description

Quonset Point

Davisville
 Admin. Triangle
 W'house Triangle
 Camp Endicott
 Camp Thomas
 Adv. Base Depot
 Adv. Base Proving
 West Davisville

Maps

Historic images

Quonset hut

Credits
   Bibliography
   Biographies



Bibliography

      Casella, R.M., M.H. Bowers, L.I. Shmookler, and R. Tucher. Recordation Report For the Naval Construction Training Center Davisville (Camp Endicott) Buildings T2-8, T11, T13, and T15-19. By Ecology & Environment, Inc. with Louis Berger & Assoc. Prepared for the Northern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Lester, PA, 1997. (On file at the RI Historical Heritage and Preservation Commission, Providence, RI)

      Clark, T. "Living In a Quonset Hut Is Like Eating Spam," Yankee Magazine, Vol. 49, No. 11, Nov. 1985.

      Crandall, L.R. The George A. Fuller Company: War and Peace, 1940 - 1947. The George A. Fuller Company, New York, 1947.

      Hildebrand, G. Designing for Industry: The Architecture of Albert Kahn. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1974.

      Northern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, (NDNFEC), and Ecology & Environment, Inc. Final Environmental Impact Statement For Disposal and Reuse/Redevelopment of the Former Naval Construction Battalion Center, Davisville, Rhode Island, Department of the Navy. Dept. of the Navy, Lester, PA, 1994. (On file at the RI Historical Heritage and Preservation Commission, Providence, RI)

      O'Connell, C.F. Jr. Quonset Point Naval Air Station, Roger Williams Way, NORTH KINGSTON, Washington County, RI. Historic American Engineering Record, 1979. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Historic American Engineering Record, Reproduction Number HAER, RI,5-KINGN,6- (On file at the RI Historical Heritage and Preservation Commission, Providence, RI)

      Quonset Point Naval Air Station Manuscript Collection, Phillips Memorial Library, Providence College, Providence, RI. An Inventory to the Quonset Point Naval Air Station Collection, compiled by Jane M. Jackson and Mary-Frances Paolino, 1975. (This collection contains numerous photographs, newspaper clippings, and internal publications from Quonset. Many items were collected in "scrapbooks" kept by the base's various departments and provide valuable information on day-to-day non-classified operations at Quonset.)

      Rhode Island Historical Heritage and Preservation Commission (RIHPHC). Statewide Historical Preservation Report W-NK-1, North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Providence, RI, RIHPHC, 1979.

      Rosenzweig, M.S., and L.I. Shmookler. Cultural Resource Assessment for Base Closure and Realignment, Redevelopment, and Reuse at the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Davisville, Rhode Island. By Ecology and Environment, Inc., prepared for the Northern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Lester, PA, 1993. (On file at the RI Historical Heritage and Preservation Commission, Providence, RI)

      Shmookler, L.I. Naval Construction Battalion Center Davisville: A Historical Perspective 1942-1994. By Ecology & Environment, prepared for the Northern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Lester, PA, 1994.



Historic image & map sources

US Navy photographs, from the Historic American Engineering Record report Quonset Point Naval Air Station, Roger Williams Way, NORTH KINGSTON, Washington County, RI. 1979. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Historic American Engineering Record, Reproduction Number HAER, RI,5-KINGN,6.

Historic Quonset Point maps, from the Historic American Engineering Record report Quonset Point Naval Air Station, Roger Williams Way, NORTH KINGSTON, Washington County, RI. 1979. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Historic American Engineering Record, Reproduction Number HAER, RI,5-KINGN,6.

Historic Davisville maps, from the Northern Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command report Cultural Resource Assessment for Base Closure and Realignment, Redevelopment, and Reuse at the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Davisville, RI. 1993, by Ecology & Environment. On file at the RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, Providence, RI.

Contemporary maps: Unless noted otherwise, most maps & map details appearing in this documentation are from the Quonset Davisville Port & Commerce Park map (RIPA 20799) by the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, Quonset Davisville Division, Engineering & Technical Services, circa 1987.

Quonset hut blueprints from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command report Recordation Report For the Naval Construction Training Center Davisville (Camp Endicott) Buildings T2-8, T11, T13, and T15-19. 1997. On file at the RI Historical Heritage and Preservation Commission, Providence, RI. This report contains reproductions of the following documents:

  • Erection Instructions for U.S. Navy Steel Arch Rib Hut (20' x 48'). For Navy Dept. Bureau of Yards & Docks, by the Stran Steel Division of the Great Lakes Steel Corp. Northern Design. Nov. 1, 1944.
  • Erection Instructions for U.S. Navy Steel Arch Utility Building (40' x 100'). For Navy Dept. Bureau of Yards & Docks, by the Stran Steel Division of the Great Lakes Steel Corp. Design. November, 1944.


Additional information

  1. All historic photographs, maps and building plans were retrieved from the Historic American Engineering Record report on Quonset. The entire HAER report on Quonset, as well as high-resolution copies of photographs, maps and original building plans, are available on the HAER website. The HABS/HAER web address is http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/hhhtml/hhhome.html. Perform a search for the following survey number:
    HAER Survey Number: HAER RI-15
    Title: Quonset Point Naval Air Station, Roger Williams Way, NORTH KINGSTON, Washington County, RI
    Contents: 274 photos; 113 data pages; 19 caption pages
    Call Number: HAER, RI,5-KINGN,6-
  2. The Recordation Report for the Naval Construction Training Center Davisville (Camp Endicott) also contains a wealth of information, photographs, and reproductions of original architectural drawings for several different Quonset Huts. This report is available from HAER / Library of Congress. Though at this time the report is not yet posted on the web, it most likely will be in the future. It can also be found at the HABS/HAER web address.
    HAER Survey Number: HABS RI-397 (MARO)
    Title: U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Center, DAVISVILLE VIC., Washington County, RI
    Contents: unprocessed
    Call Number: Unprocessed items, HABS
    Both of the above mentioned documents are also on file at the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission office in Providence, R.I.
  3. The Quonset Point Naval Air Station Collection at the Phillips Memorial Library, Providence College, contains numerous photographs, newspaper clippings, and internal publications from Quonset. Many items were collected in "scrapbooks" kept by the base's various departments. Many photographs and negatives are also available. This collection provides valuable information on day-to-day non-classified operations at Quonset, as well as the base's social and community activities.
  4. The archives at Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, Quonset Point Facility, is the depository for all remaining original maps and blueprints of many if not all of Quonset and Davisville's various buildings. Though we did not explore these holdings thoroughly, the collection is extensive. It is important that a permanent, archival storage facility be found for these resources once they are not of practical use to the RIEDC. As a first-hand record of the built environment at Quonset/Davisville, these documents should be available for future research and examination.
  5. Additional Davisville information and photographs can be found on the HABS / HAER website. The web address is http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/hhhtml/hhhome.html
    HABS Survey Number: HABS RI-397-A
    Title: Advance Base Depot, Davisville, Building A-130, NE section Advance Base Depot, near Pier No. 1, DAVISVILLE VIC., Washington County, RI
    Contents: 12 photos; 14 data pages; 2 caption pages
    Call Number: HABS, RI,5-DAVIL.V,1A-
    HABS Survey Number: HABS RI-397-B
    Title: Advance Base Depot, Davisville, Building T-17, Ninth St., DAVISVILLE VIC., Washington County, RI
    Contents: 24 photos; 12 data pages; 2 caption pages
    Call Number: HABS, RI,5-DAVIL.V,1B-


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