Hancock State Historical Site Locomotive Shelter|
124 North Third Street, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota
Date Bid: Jan 2010 Construction Period: May 2010 to July
Total Square Feet: 2,100 Site: .8 acres
Number of Buildings: One
Building Size: First floor, 2,100; total, 2,100 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 25'; total, 25'.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Reinforced concrete. Exterior Walls: n/a.
Roof: Cedar shingles over wood sheathing.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: n/a.
Structural Engineer: Heyer Engineering - 1020 36th Street South,
Fargo, ND 58102
General Contractor: Bitco, Inc. - 751 80th Street Southeast,
Bismarck, ND 58501
Built in 1907, Northern Pacific Locomotive No. 2164 has been on display
at Camp Hancock Historical Site since its retirement in 1955. In
conjunction with a project to restore the historic steam locomotive to
its original paint scheme, a new protective structure was designed to
preserve the locomotive at its existing location.
The primary requirement of the shelter was to provide protection for the
locomotive. This included protection from exposure to the elements, and
security and lighting to ward off vandalism. A second requirement was to
highlight the locomotive by providing an attractive structure which
complements the other historic buildings located on the site.
The shelter is a combination of steel and wood framing on a concrete
foundation. The primary materials used are a cast stone veneer, painted
exposed steel, tongue-and-groove wood sheathing in painted and natural
finishes, and cedar shingles. Windows used at the clerestory are wood
eight-light utility sashes. Site-related amenities included decorative
aluminum security fencing and lighting.
Design cues were taken from historic railroad structures. Eight steel
"lattice" columns are supported on piers of rusticated cast stone. The
canopy is framed in steel with exposed wood rafters and
tongue-and-groove decking left in a natural finish. A wood-framed
clerestory surmounts the roof, providing additional daylight within the
shelter. The form and materials of the clerestory echo the railroad
Masonry: Bravissi by Anchor Block
Fence: Master Halco