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Title: The Architecture of Mercury - Nevada's Atomic Boom Town: An Architectural Survey of Mercury, Area 23, Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada (Rev. 1)

Abstract

The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office (NNSA/NFO) plans to modernize the Mercury town site at the Nevada National Security Site in Nye County, Nevada, to meet current and future National Weapons Science, Global and Homeland Security Programs, and Environmental Management mission requirements. These plans include anticipated demolitions, consolidations, and rebuilding at Mercury to be an undertaking subject to review under Title 54 U.S.C. § 306108, commonly known as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Title 54 U.S.C. §300101, et seq., and its implementing regulations, 36 C.F.R. Part 800. Prior to the present survey, Mercury had not yet been systematically recorded, and therefore an area of approximately 364 hectares (900 acres) was surveyed for architectural resources by the Desert Research Institute. This effort resulted in the identification, recording, and evaluation of the Mercury Historic District (SHPO Resource No. D230), including the identification of its contributing components. This district is recommended eligible to the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A and C. It is unevaluated under Criteria B and D at this time. The Mercury Historic District contains 154 individual landscapes, buildings, and structures. Of these resources, all except one are recommendedmore » as contributing elements of the historic district during its period of significance corresponding to nuclear testing from 1951 through 1992. During most of the Cold War, the land now called the Nevada National Security Site was named the Nevada Test Site.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Desert Research Inst. (DRI), Reno, NV (United States)
  2. Desert Research Inst. (DRI), Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Desert Research Inst. (DRI), Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Programs (DP) (NA-10)
OSTI Identifier:
1529371
Report Number(s):
Cultural_Resource_Technical_Report_No._115,_Rev._1; DOE/NV-0003590-09
DOE/NV/0003590-09
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0003590
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Department of Energy; DOE; NNSA; National Nuclear Security Administration; NNSS; Nevada National Security Site; Mercury; National Weapons Science; Global and Homeland Security Programs; environmental management; demolition; consolidation; rebuilding; Section 106; National Historic Preservation Act; architectural resources; Desert Research Institute; Mercury Historic District; Cold War; nuclear testing; Nevada Test Site; removal; rehabilitation

Citation Formats

Reno, Ron, Collins, Cheryl, and King, Maureen. The Architecture of Mercury - Nevada's Atomic Boom Town: An Architectural Survey of Mercury, Area 23, Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada (Rev. 1). United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1529371.
Reno, Ron, Collins, Cheryl, & King, Maureen. The Architecture of Mercury - Nevada's Atomic Boom Town: An Architectural Survey of Mercury, Area 23, Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada (Rev. 1). United States. doi:10.2172/1529371.
Reno, Ron, Collins, Cheryl, and King, Maureen. Thu . "The Architecture of Mercury - Nevada's Atomic Boom Town: An Architectural Survey of Mercury, Area 23, Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada (Rev. 1)". United States. doi:10.2172/1529371. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1529371.
@article{osti_1529371,
title = {The Architecture of Mercury - Nevada's Atomic Boom Town: An Architectural Survey of Mercury, Area 23, Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada (Rev. 1)},
author = {Reno, Ron and Collins, Cheryl and King, Maureen},
abstractNote = {The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office (NNSA/NFO) plans to modernize the Mercury town site at the Nevada National Security Site in Nye County, Nevada, to meet current and future National Weapons Science, Global and Homeland Security Programs, and Environmental Management mission requirements. These plans include anticipated demolitions, consolidations, and rebuilding at Mercury to be an undertaking subject to review under Title 54 U.S.C. § 306108, commonly known as Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Title 54 U.S.C. §300101, et seq., and its implementing regulations, 36 C.F.R. Part 800. Prior to the present survey, Mercury had not yet been systematically recorded, and therefore an area of approximately 364 hectares (900 acres) was surveyed for architectural resources by the Desert Research Institute. This effort resulted in the identification, recording, and evaluation of the Mercury Historic District (SHPO Resource No. D230), including the identification of its contributing components. This district is recommended eligible to the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A and C. It is unevaluated under Criteria B and D at this time. The Mercury Historic District contains 154 individual landscapes, buildings, and structures. Of these resources, all except one are recommended as contributing elements of the historic district during its period of significance corresponding to nuclear testing from 1951 through 1992. During most of the Cold War, the land now called the Nevada National Security Site was named the Nevada Test Site.},
doi = {10.2172/1529371},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}