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NASA Industrial Plant, 12214 Lakewood Boulevard, Downey, Los Angeles County, CA



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Item Title
NASA Industrial Plant, 12214 Lakewood Boulevard, Downey, Los Angeles County, CA

Location
12214 Lakewood Boulevard, Downey, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-310
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N973).
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1941 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1948 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1996 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1999 subsequent work
Significance: The site was one of the country's earliest airplane manufacturing plants and has been instrumental in the development of flight technology including military, supersonic, and high altitude flight vehicles, the manufacturing process of these vehicles, missile technology, guidance systems as well as the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. The structures included in this report comprise a fraction of the overall facility and are located in the northeastern region of the site.

Subjects
Industrial Facilities


Related Names
Smith, E. M.
Vultee, Jerry
Millar, Richard
Kaufmann, Gordon
Olmos, Tavo, Photographer
Kaplan, Mark, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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