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Nike Hercules Missile Battery Summit Site, Battery Control Administration & Barracks Building, Anchorage, Anchorage, AK



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Item Title
Nike Hercules Missile Battery Summit Site, Battery Control Administration & Barracks Building, Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

Location
Battery Control Administration & Barracks Building, Anchorage, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AK-18-A
Building/structure dates: 1959 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1979 subsequent work
Significance: The Alaska Nike Hercules Missile batteries were the only Nike antiaircraft installations in the United States that fired missiles from their tactical sites; the other Nike batteries fired practice rounds from White Sands Missile Firing Range. The Alaska Nike sites were additionally unique in terms of engineering accomplishments designing a system that would function in subarctic conditions.

Subjects
Barracks
Administration Buildings


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF MECHANICAL ROOM CONSTRUCTED OF CONCRETE MASONRY UNITS AND A WOOD FRAME ENLISTED MEN BARRACKS.
2. HI PAR (ACQUISITION RADAR) TOWER AND ENLISTED MEN (EM) BARRACKS WITH RADAR ATTACHED.
3. STEEL CLAM SHELL PROTECTED RADAR ATTACHED.


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