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Home > California > Downey > NASA Industrial Plant, Material Conservation & Storage Facility, 12214 Lakewood Boulevard, Downey, Los Angeles County, CA



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Location
12214 Lakewood Boulevard, Downey, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-310-V
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1954 subsequent work
Significance: Building 39 was constructed in 1940 and remodeled sometime between 1954 and 1958. It was originally built as a materials conservation (recycling) facility and was later adapted and used as an office building and storage facility.1 It was moved around 1955 from its original location just south of Building 1 and remodeled when Building 6 was being constructed. Building 39 was continually used until 1999 when the Downey plant was closed.Building 39 was significant during the World War II aircraft design and construction Industry under Vultee and later under Convair. It continued to be in use through the missile research and development stage of the plant, Apollo program, Space Shuttle program, and up until the plant was closed in 1999.1 National Aeronautics and Space Administration. "Final Historic Buildings and Structures Inventory and Evaluation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Industrial Plant Parcels I and II Downey, California." November 1999. Appendix G.

Subjects
War (World War II)
Military Facilities
Storage Facilities


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
EXTERIOR WEST SIDE CONTEXTUAL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
EXTERIOR SOUTH SIDE CONTEXTUAL VIEW, FACING EAST.
EXTERIOR WEST SIDE DETAIL VIEW, FACING EAST.
EXTERIOR NORTHWEST CORNER VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
EXTERIOR SOUTHWEST CORNER DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST CORNER DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
INTERIOR NORTHEAST CORNER DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHEAST.
INTERIOR NORTHEAST AREA DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
INTERIOR SOUTHEAST CORNER DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.
INTERIOR SOUTHEAST CORNER DETAIL VIEW, FACING SOUTHEAST.
INTERIOR EAST SIDE RAFTER DETAIL VIEW, FACING UP.
INTERIOR CENTRAL OFFICE AREA DETAIL VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST.


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