NASA Industrial Plant, Testing Facility, 12214 Lakewood Boulevard, Downey, Los Angeles County, CA
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12214 Lakewood Boulevard, Downey, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CA-310-Q
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
Significance: The Northwest Corner of Building 1 is of unknown significance. However, Building 1, as a whole, is the administrative and historical "heart" of the NASA Industrial Plant at Downey. Beneath Building 1's roof there are approximately 22 separate buildings, some of which are part of the original plant constructed in 1929, and all of which contribute to the plant's 70-year history of design, production, and testing for the aircraft/aerospace industry. The Northwest Corner of Building 1 is all that is being documented in this report.
Kaplan, Mark, Historian
Olmos, Tavo, Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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