Carderock Division Headquarters
The Carderock Division of the NSWC us a center for research, development and testing of Navy ships and technology. Newspaper clippings in the National Archives report that in 1938-39, new construction on the site in the amount of $3,500,000 was done with a mix of “New Deal spending” and “private construction.” The funds appear to have been largely spent on the large new headquarters building which can be viewed hear:
National Archives, Record Group 69, Records of the Work Projects Administration, “Newspaper clippings file, 1935-1942.” “Capital’s Biggest Building Program Promises A Boon By Spring: Expenditures May Reach $200,000,000,” Washington Post, November 27, 1938. http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/carderock/pub/tours.aspx
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on July 6, 2013.
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