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Travis Air Force Base, Squadron Operations & Readiness Crew Facility, W Street, Armed Forces Special Weapons Project Q A, Fairfield, Solano County, CA



B&W Photos

HB192930
BWPhotos 377527

HB192931
BWPhotos 377528


Item Title
BWPhotos 377528

Location
Armed Forces Special Weapons Project Q A, Fairfield, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2669-N
Building/structure dates: 1955 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1962 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1965 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1976 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1977 subsequent work
Significance: The ADC Readiness Area at Travis Air Force Base (AFB) offers an extremely coherent cluster of buildings and structures. It occupies a segregated site on the base and is easily recognized as a readiness area supportive of a Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS) alert hangar. The cluster possesses a stong quality of time and place, with few exterior modifications to its buildings and no site infill post-1960. Of the installations surveyed for Air Materiel Command (AMC) by Geo-Marine during 1995-96, only this readiness area maintains its historic coherence. The ADC readiness area is physically, and in terms of its Cold War mission, complementary to the presence of the Stragic Air Comman (SAC) bomber and tanker compounds (Buildings 810 and 1175) of the same period at Travis AFB. The readiness area, including Building 1204, is interpreted as potentially eligible under Criterion C, as an excellent example of the programmatic ADC readiness area, built in a standardized configuration throughout the United States and at selected installations, of highly tactical role in U.S. Air Force air defense during the 1950s. The ADC readiness area is also interpreted as eligible under Criteria Consideration G, for demonstration of exceptional significance for properties less than 50 years in age.

Related Names
Snyder, John, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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