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Naval Ordnance Test Station Inyokern, Dispensary, Main Site, Lauritsen Road at McIntyre Street, Ridgecrest, Kern County, CA



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Location
Lauritsen Road at McIntyre Street, Ridgecrest vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2703-A
Significance: The Dispensary (Building 3) is significant as an example at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake of the original International Style design for the facility. The building embodies the character-defining architectural elements originally intended for all the major buildings at the facility. Designed and built in 1944, Building 3 is also a distinguished example of World War II-era military design. The vast majority of military construction during World War II was "temporary" in nature and developed from standardized plans from the Corps of Engineers or Bureau of Yards and Docks. The Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) station was one of a very small number of permanent stations planned and built during the war. It is therefore also one of a few stations to represent the architectural fashions and sensibilities of that era. The radial wing plan and the International Style of the original station is highly unusual if not unique among American military buildings.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF THE DISPENSARY (BUILDING 3), SHOWING FRONT OF BUILDING AND THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAIN RANGE IN THE BACKGROUND; CAMERA FACING NORTHWEST
CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF THE DISPENSARY (BUILDING 3), SHOWING SOUTH WINGS; CAMERA FACING NORTH
CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF THE DISPENSARY (BUILDING 3), SHOWING REAR "E" WING; CAMERA FACING EAST
VIEW OF EAST (FRONT) ELEVATION; CAMERA FACING SOUTHWEST
VIEW OF EAST (FRONT) ELEVATION; CAMERA FACING NORTHWEST
VIEW OF SOUTH ELEVATION, WINGS A AND B; CAMERA FACING WEST
VIEW OF SOUTH ELEVATION, WINGS C, D, AND E; CAMERA FACING NORTHWEST
VIEW OF WEST ELEVATION; WING E, CAMERA FACING SOUTHEAST
VIEW OF NORTH ELEVATION, WINGS C, D, AND E; CAMERA FACING EAST
VIEW OF NORTH ELEVATION, WING A; CAMERA FACING SOUTHEAST
DETAIL OF FRONT ENTRY, SHOWING STONE PLANTER BOXES AND COLUMNS; GLASS BLOCK SIDELIGHTS AND TRANSOM; AND FLARED CONCRETE CANOPY; CAMERA FACING WEST
DETAIL OF SOUTH SIDE BAY BETWEEN WINGS B AND C; CAMERA FACING NORTH
DETAIL OF SOUTH END OF WING C, EXTENSION ON EAST SIDE, SHOWING ORIGINAL LOADING RAMP, CAMERA FACING NORTHWEST
DETAIL OF SOUTH END OF WING D, EXTENSION ON EAST SIDE, SHOWING ORIGINAL LOADING RAMP, PANELED DOOR, AND WINDOWS; CAMERA FACING NORTHWEST
DETAIL OF NORTH BAY BETWEEN WINGS C AND D, SHOWING ORIGINAL LOADING DOCK AND DOORS; CAMERA FACING SOUTH
DETAIL OF NORTH END OF WING A, SHOWING STONEWORK PLANTER BOXES, ORIGINAL TWO-OVER-TWO WINDOWS, AND WIDE OVERHANGING EAVES; CAMERA FACING SOUTH
DETAIL OF NORTH END OF WING A, SHOWING STONEWORK PLANTER BOXES, ORIGINAL TWO-OVER-TWO WINDOWS, AND WIDE OVERHANGING EAVES; CAMERA FACING SOUTHWEST
INTERIOR VIEW OF FRONT ENTRY AT WING A, SHOWING GLASS BLOCK SIDELIGHTS AND TRANSOM; CAMERA FACING EAST
INTERIOR VIEW OF PATIENT WAITING AREA SHOWING BENCH; WINDOW, AND PANELED DOUBLE DOORS; CAMERA FACING WEST
INTERIOR VIEW OF CURVING HALLWAY; CAMERA FACING EAST
INTERIOR VIEW OF WING E CORRIDOR; CAMERA FACING SOUTH
INTERIOR VIEW OF PARACHUTE ROOM, WING C SOUTH END; CAMERA FACING NORTH
Photocopy of photograph (original located at NAWS China Lake Archives), showing aerial view of Building 3, camera facing northwest. Original photographer unknown. NP/45 #2252 THE DISPENSARY, 9 MARCH 1945
Photocopy of photograph (original located at NAWS China Lake Archives), showing front elevation of Building 3, camera facing west. Original photographer unknown. THE DISPENSARY, CA. 1945
Photocopy of original drawing showing Wing A (drawing located at NAWS China Lake, Division of Public Works). J.T. STAFFORD-J.H. DAVIES- H.L. GOGERTY: DISPENSARY, SICK CALL AND ADMINISTRATION, FLOOR PLAN AND ELEVATIONS
Photocopy of original drawing showing Wing A (drawing located at NAWS China Lake, Division of Public Works). J.T. STAFFORD-J.H. DAVIES-H.L. GOGERTY: DISPENSARY, SICK CALL AND ADMINISTRATION, ROOF FRAMING PLAN AND DETAILS
Photocopy of original drawing showing Building 3 layout (drawing located at NAWS China Lake, Division of Public Works). J.T. STAFFORD-J.H. DAVIES-H.L. GOGERTY: DISPENSARY, CONNECTING CORRIDORS, FLOOR PLAN, ELEVATIONS, AND DETAILS
Photocopy of original drawing showing Wing B (drawing located at NAWS China Lake, Division of Public Works). J.T. STAFFORD-J.H. DAVIES-H.L. GOGERTY: DISPENSARY, SURGICAL AND OBSTETRICAL, FLOOR PLAN AND ELEVATIONS
Photocopy of original drawing showing Wing E (drawing located at NAWS China Lake, Division of Public Works). J.T. STAFFORD-J.H. DAVIES-H.L. GOGERTY: SICK OFFICERS QUARTERS, FLOOR PLAN AND ELEVATIONS


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