U.S. Naval Air Station, Aircraft Hangar, Radford Boulevard, Pensacola, Escambia County, FL
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS FL-501
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1980 subsequent work
Significance: Constructed in 1940, Building No. 632 is one of eleven new hangars erected between 1937 and 1940 as part of a massive expansion of Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola's facilities and aviation training program. Building No. 632 was designed by the Navy's Bureau of Yards and Docks (BuDocks) as an aircraft hangar, and its original function supported the direct mission of NAS Pensacola - cadet and officer aviation training. In the late 1980s, NAS Pensacola converted the 105,151 square feet of floor space into recreation offices and a gymnasium, a function that supported base personnel rather than the mission. Building No. 632 is individually eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places due to its historic affiliation with World War II aviation training and the overall context of U.S. Naval aviation history. With its red brick exterior walls, decorative quoins, and limestone detailing, the hangar is an excellent local example of an industrial building that incorporates architectural elements of the Georgian Revival style. The resource has undergone some alterations since its construction, but it retains its historic character and integrity to a noteworthy degree. Building No. 632 is one of many buildings at the station that sustained damage by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004.
U.S. Navy, Bureau Of Yards & Docks
Worley, Lisa E., Historian
Ross, Jennifer R., Historian
Chacon, Olivia, Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
CONTEXTUAL VIEW FACING SOUTHEAST.
CONTEXTUAL VIEW FACING NORTHEAST.
NORTH SIDE FACING SOUTH.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF NORTHEAST SIDE FACING SOUTHWEST.
EAST SIDE FACING WEST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF EAST SIDE FACING NORTHWEST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF SOUTHEAST SIDE FACING NORTHWEST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF SOUTHWEST SIDE FACING NORTHEAST.
WEST SIDE FACING EAST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF NORTHWEST SIDE FACING SOUTHEAST.
DETAIL OF WINDOW AND WALL ON SOUTH SIDE FACING NORTH.
DETAIL OF DOOR ON SOUTH SIDE FACING NORTH.
DETAIL OF LOOKOUT TOWER AT SOUTHEAST CORNER FACING NORTHEAST.
DETAIL OF HANGAR DOORS ON WEST SIDE FACING EAST.
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