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View, Back shop, Spencer Shops, Spencer, North Carolina

Spencer Shops (Spencer, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
View, Back shop, Spencer Shops, Spencer, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Railroads
Repair shops
Item identifier:
buch0528
Photographer:
Created Date:
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Created Date:
Description:
Provenance: Southern Railway Company, first owner | Architectural Note: The machine shop, roundhouse, and offices were constructed in 1896. The Back Shop was added in 1904 to 1905, and in 1924 a second roundhouse was constructed. The 1896 machine shop was demolished in 1960. | Historical Note: The shops were named for company official Samuel Spencer. In the railroad heyday, Spencer was the largest heavy repair facility in the Southern system. The collective shops are listed as a site on the National Register of Historic Places.
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Spencer (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Preservation North Carolina
Collection:
Tim Buchman Photographs, 1988-1998 (MC00583) held by
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from Preservation North Carolina. For general information see the Preservation North Carolina website (http://www.presnc.org).
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building:

Community:
Spencer
State:
North Carolina
Provenance note:
Southern Railway Company, first owner
Architectural note:
The machine shop, roundhouse, and offices were constructed in 1896. The Back Shop was added in 1904 to 1905 and in 1924 a second roundhouse was constructed. The 1896 machine shop was demolished in 1960.
Historical note:
The shops were named for company official Samuel Spencer. In the railroad heyday, Spencer was the largest heavy repair facility in the Southern system. The collective shops are listed as a site on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location:
Spencer (N.C.)
Subjects:
Roundhouses (Railroads)
Railroads
Machine shops

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