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Guide to the Pier A Construction Records Collection
1884-1998
 PR 421

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 25, 2021
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wings Point Associates (East Hampton, N.Y.)
Creator: New York (N.Y.). Department of Docks (1870-1897)
Creator: New York (N.Y.). Department of Docks and Ferries
Title: Pier A construction records collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1884-1998
Abstract: Pier A is a New York City landmark, found at the south end of Manhattan at Battery Park. It was built in 1884-1886, and housed the Harbor Patrol of the New York City's Police Department and the administrative offices of the Department of Docks into the 1950s, when the Marine Administrative Unit of the Fire Department moved in. The collection primarily includes about 90 original drawings of Pier A's 1880s construction and later additions and alterations into the early 20th century. It also includes an album of historic photographs, snapshots of the demolition and construction work started in 1997-98, and research reports done for 1990s developer Wings Point Associates, the compilers of this documentation.
Quantity: 15.5 Linear feet in 5 boxes of rolled drawings and 1 document box
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: PR 421