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U.S. Military Academy, Ice House, Mills Road at Howze Place, West Point, Orange County, NY

U.S. Military Academy, Ice House, Mills Road at Howze Place, West Point, Orange County, NY

 
 
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Significance: The Ice House (Building 644) was one of the larger capacity icehouses in the region. The New York State Historic Preservation Office determined that it was a rare surviving building type since bulk ice storage of this large scale was made obsolete. The Ice House was a 5,384 sq. ft. (126' 8"x 45' 6") wooden building capable of storing 2,000 tons of ice. An adjustable gallery for loading the ice ran the length of the structure and approximately 120' to the Lusk Reservoir.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-363
Survey number: HABS NY-5708-58
Building/structure dates: 1928 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1954 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1987 Demolished
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000562

The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles north of New York City. The Academy traces its roots to 1801, when President Thomas Jefferson directed that plans be set in motion to establish the United States Military Academy. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments.

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1928 - 1980
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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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Library of Congress
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