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THE LAST BUILDING AT PACKERTON YARDS

SECOND FLOOR-2

CONSTRUCTION & INTERIOR VIEWS CONTINUED:


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At the end of each steel eighteen-inch crossbeam was added a supporting device to hold the rain gutters and outside finishing steel banding.


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Here the outside finishing steel band is shown in place. The roofing was then put on the structure.


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This view shows the asphalt roofing in place with the steel banding on the clerestory and second floor level.

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This image shows the stairs from the first to the second floor located in Stairwell-1. [ Photo 18 ]

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This view, looking towards Stairwell-1 in the right corner, shows the second floor prior to the windows and roofing being completed.
Note the central cart tracks and the plates on each column to support the added column length for the second floor. [ Photos 19, 20 ]

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View looking south. Stairwell-2 juts out from the west wall located on the right. In this view all the windows and clerestory windows are shown.

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This view shows the entrance to the second floor from Stairwell-3. In the center is the large opening for materials lifted to the second floor and the tracks running down the center of the floor.

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This view shows the rear receiving area opening, lift opening in the floor, and tracks. The clerestory with some of its windows is also shown.

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This view shows the entrance to the office area on the second floor in the wall on the right. This is at the north end of the building.

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View towards the south end of the building. Stairwell-2 is on the right. Cart tracks run down the center of the floor.

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View towards the north end showing the fire walls in place. Doors were on angled sliding mechanisms which kept the doors closed automatically when not purposely held open. [ Photo 21 ]

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View looking north through a firewall opening, with the cart tracks in the center. The two interior firewalls in the south end of the building had the fire door mechanisms opposite the openings.

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This view shows a fire wall in the background, the west wall on the right, and the ceiling structure. This was the typical construction used throughout the building. [ Photo 22 ]

This completes the study of this interesting building and the techniques used in its construction.

This structure was one of the earliest steel skeleton buildings used for industrial purposes in Pennsylvania.

It was built at a time when steel core buildings were the new trend of the future and the days of using large wooden timbers for the construction of mills and industrial buildings was past.

This building was the last structure left standing in what was once a large railroad terminal called the Packerton Yards of the Lehigh Valley Railroad.

This building was completely demolished in 2007, leaving no trace of its former existence.

 

Lou Robertella-2016.

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