Iron Building (Watervliet Arsenal)

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Iron Building
Watervliet Arsenal museum.GIF
LocationBuilding 38
Watervliet Arsenal
Watervliet, New York
Coordinates42°43′06″N 73°42′31″W / 42.71833°N 73.70861°W / 42.71833; -73.70861Coordinates: 42°43′06″N 73°42′31″W / 42.71833°N 73.70861°W / 42.71833; -73.70861
Part ofWatervliet Arsenal (ID66000503)
Museum interior

The Iron Building is a historic building at the Watervliet Arsenal in Watervliet, New York. It housed the Watervliet Arsenal Museum until it was closed in fall 2013 for security reasons.[2]

The Iron Building was built in 1859 and is "an outstanding example" of pre-fabricated cast iron construction. It is also the only building at the Arsenal to have a strong degree of Italianate styling.[1]: 6 

The building was designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1983.


Architectural Iron Works of New York constructed the prefabricated cast iron structure.[3]


  1. ^ a b Robert W. Craig and Lauren Archibald (October 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Watervliet Arsenal" (pdf). National Park Service. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help) and Accompanying 23 photos, from 1984-1985, 1870, and 1875 (Photo #7 shows Building 38 in 1984) (4.77 MiB)
  2. ^ Crowe, Kenneth (8 August 2014). "Plans dropped for revamped Watervliet Arsenal Museum". Albany Times Union. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  3. ^ Historic Structures website. "Watervliet Arsenal Cast-iron Storehouse, Watervliet New York". Retrieved on October 21, 2010.