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From 1930 to 1949, the American economy underwent drastic change, overhaul, renewal, and expansion. After the Depression brought devastation to the economy, the...

United States Government, in order to help stimulate a work on the country's infrastructure. en, World War...

recovery, initiated the New Deal which created extensive II brought the challenge of a wartime economy. ough...

demand was high, production of goods and services shifted, along with personnel, toward national interests other than consumerism. Irwin & Leighton managed to weather the storm of...

the Depression years by working for the Government...

and other established customers. During that period, it built retail stores and telephone buildings, expanded much-needed medical facilities and helped to strengthen the company became very active with the industrial sector and military projects....

enterprise in "tough times." As World War II approached,...

CAMP RODMAN Aberdeen Proving Ground, which includes Camp Rodman, is the Army's oldest active proving ground. It was established on October 20, 1917, six months after the United States entered World War I. The location allowed design and testing of ordnance material to take place near contemporary industrial and shipping centers. Camp Rodman was built by Irwin & Leighton in 1941 as part of the Government's preparation for World War II. At the peak of the war, Aberdeen Proving Ground had billeting space for 2,348 officers and 24,189 enlisted personnel....

Chapter Three...

Perseverance and Responsiveness...

THE DEPRESSION AND WAR YEARS...

1941 CAMP RODMAN, ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, THE UNITED STATES ARMY Aberdeen, Maryland Construction Division War Department...

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Working for the Government...

1930 FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Architect Paul Philippe Cret Philadelphia-based architect Paul Philippe Cret combined the best of his Ecole des Beaux-Arts schooling in Paris with an affectionate sense of modernity gleaned in the States. In his 1930 design for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, built by Irwin & Leighton, he advanced toward the perfection of his trademark style, later used in creating the Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington, D.C. Now known as the Old Federal Reserve Building, the Chestnut Street location was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 after the Philadelphia Reserve moved to its current location, which Irwin & Leighton took part in b...

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