Tender Frame Shop & Master Mechanic's Office

Tender Frame Shop & Master Mechanic's Office (HM1BZ7)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 4.483', W 81° 6.083'

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This 1855 structure served various purposes. Originally, workers built frames for steam engine tenders, and the Master Mechanic had his office in this building.

The tenders built here were wooden horizontal undercarriages that supported locomotive water tanks and fuel. An archway connected the Tender Frame Shop to the Machine Shop. This allowed workers to move the constructed frames for machine work.

Increasing locomotive size and technological improvements, such as replacing wooden lender frames with iron to reduce fire hazards, made the Tender Frame Shop obsolete.

In 1899, the Central added a second story. Later, the building housed scientific testing and air brake testing laboratories. The Master Mechanic's Office occupied the first floor, as did an apprentice school.

(upper right) Posing at the front door

(middle right)Tender Frame Shop and Master Mechanic's Office in red in lower right corner on 1895 map. Image courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society

(lower right) This well-worn photograph reveals the inside of the Master Mechanic's Office.
HM NumberHM1BZ7
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 4:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490431 N 3548722
Decimal Degrees32.07471667, -81.10138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.483', W 81° 6.083'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 28.98" N, 81° 6' 4.98" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 342 Purse St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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