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U.S. Naval Air Station, Assembly & Repair Shop, East Avenue, Pensacola, Escambia County, FL



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B&W Photos

HB340239
21 Facing Southeast.

HB340240
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Assembly And Repair Shop, First Floor Plan, Sheet 2 Of 115.

HB340241
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Assembly And Repair Shop, Second Floor Plan, Sheet 3 Of 115.

HB340242
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Assembly And Repair Shop, General Location Plan And Detailed Location Plan, Sheet 1 Of 115.

HB340243
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Assembly And Repair Shop, Elevations, Sheet 5 Of 115.

HB340244
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Assembly And Repair Shop, Sections And Miscellaneous Details, Sheet 6 Of 115.

HB340245
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Assembly And Repair Shop, Details Of Sections, Sheet 7 Of 115.

HB340246
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Assembly And Repair Shop, Foundation And First Floor Plans, Sheet 19 Of 115.

HB340247
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Assembly And Repair Shop, Roof Plan Of Hangars And Second Story Wings, Details Of Expansion Joints, Sheet 4 Of 115.

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458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Assembly And Repair Shop, Building No

HB340249
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Plans For Addition To Building No

HB340250
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Reroofing Project Roof Plan, Building No

HB340251
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Location Map And Index For Addition To Building No

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458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Civil Site Plan For Addition To Building No

HB340253
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Architectural First Floor Plan For Addition To Building No

HB340254
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Architectural Second Floor Plan For Addition To Building No

HB340255
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Architectural Elevations For Addition To Building No

HB340256
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) First Floor Plan For Modern Manufacture And Repair Shop, Building No

HB340257
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Mezzanine Plan For Modern Manufacture And Repair Shop, Building No

HB340258
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Building Sections For Modern Manufacture And Repair Shop, Building No

HB340259
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Elevations For Modern Manufacture And Repair Shop, Building No

HB340260
458, Nas Pensacola, Florida) Elevations-windows And Glazing For Modern Manufacture And Repair Shop, Building No

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Item Title


Location
East Avenue, Pensacola, FL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS FL-494
Building/structure dates: 1937 initial construction
Significance: Constructed in 1937 as the Assembly & Repair Shop, Building No. 604 played a major support role for defense preparedness prior to and during World War II, as well as for the ongoing aircraft maintenance and repair that supported training missions at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. While the architect is not known, the contractors were the Virginia Engineering Company of Newport News, Virginia, and Foster and Creighton of Mobile, Alabama. NAS Pensacola experienced a major building campaign during the mid- to late 1930s in support of the expansion of the installation's aviation training program. Building No. 604 housed 800 civilian engineers, machinists, and foundry workers who could, theoretically, repair or replace any part of an aircraft with the tools, equipment, and facilities provided. Within the building, nearly any industrial process required to repair or manufacture aircraft parts was supported. The massive, three-story, steel-frame structure encompasses more than three acres and features hangar bays with a batten seam copper canopy and large, riveted steel doors that dominate three facades and open into the service bay area. The remainder of the Moderne-style utilitarian building is clad in brick, stone, cement, and metal. Interior modifications to Building No. 04 began shortly after the main contractors finished the building, with the periodic addition of office and storage space, as well as improved ventilation to several of the shops. Two small exterior additions, built in 1944, housed the Cleaning Shop and Drop Hammer Shop. An exterior women's lavatory was built during this time, as well. In 1969, the Cleaning Shop and adjacent Building No. 29 were demolished prior to the construction of the contiguous Consolidated Plating Facility at the same location. After 1998, NAS Pensacola used the facility for museum storage. With only minor modifications to its exterior, such as the addition of the plating facility, Building No. 604 remains compatible in form, massing, scale, and materials to its original design. Building No. 604 is located in the southeastern section of NAS Pensacola, within the boundaries of the Pensacola Naval Air Station Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The National Park Service designated this district as a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 1976. Neither nomination clearly defines the district's period of significance; however, the text only references buildings erected prior to 1919. Because of its 1937 construction date, Building No. 604 was not mentioned in either nomination.

Subjects
Classrooms
Offices
Storage Facilities


Related Names
Virginia Engineering Company Of Newport News, VA
Foster & Creighton, Mobile, AL
Hughes, Karen, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
CONTEXTUAL VIEW FACING NORTHEAST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF FRONT SIDE FACING NORTHEAST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF DISASSENBLY HANGAR ON FRONT SIDE FACING NORTHWEST.
SOUTH SIDE SHOWING DISASSEMBLY HANGAR FACING NORTH.
SOUTH SIDE, WEST END FACING NORTH.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF WEST SIDE, SOUTH END FACING NORTHEAST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF WEST SIDE, SOUTH END SHOWING ADDITIONS AND PART OF BUILDING NO. 21 FACING SOUTHEAST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF WEST SIDE, SHOWING ASSEMBLY HANGAR FACING NORTHEAST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF WEST SIDE FACING SOUTHEAST.
OBILQUE VIEW OF NORTH SIDE FACING SOUTHWEST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF EAST SIDE FACING SOUTHWEST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF ASSEMBLY HANGAR ON EAST SIDE FACING SOUTHWEST.
EAST SIDE OF ASSEMBLY HANGAR FACING WEST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF EAST SIDE FACING NORTHWEST.
DETAIL OF WINDOWS ON WEST SIDE FACING EAST.
DETAIL OF DOORS ON EAST SIDE OF ASSEMBLY HANGAR FACING WEST.
INTERIOR VIEW OF ASSEMBLY HANGAR FACING SOUTHWEST.
INTERIOR VIEW OF SHOPS FACING SOUTHWEST.
INTERIOR VIEW OF DISASSEMBLY HANGAR FACING SOUTHWEST.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1935 original architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ASSEMBLY AND REPAIR SHOP, FIRST FLOOR PLAN, SHEET 2 OF 115.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1935 original architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ASSEMBLY AND REPAIR SHOP, SECOND FLOOR PLAN, SHEET 3 OF 115.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1935 original architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ASSEMBLY AND REPAIR SHOP, GENERAL LOCATION PLAN AND DETAILED LOCATION PLAN, SHEET 1 OF 115.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1935 original architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ASSEMBLY AND REPAIR SHOP, ELEVATIONS, SHEET 5 OF 115.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1935 original architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ASSEMBLY AND REPAIR SHOP, SECTIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS, SHEET 6 OF 115.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1935 original architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ASSEMBLY AND REPAIR SHOP, DETAILS OF SECTIONS, SHEET 7 OF 115.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1935 original architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ASSEMBLY AND REPAIR SHOP, FOUNDATION AND FIRST FLOOR PLANS, SHEET 19 OF 115.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1935 original architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ASSEMBLY AND REPAIR SHOP, ROOF PLAN OF HANGARS AND SECOND STORY WINGS, DETAILS OF EXPANSION JOINTS, SHEET 4 OF 115.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1941 architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ASSEMBLY AND REPAIR SHOP, BUILDING NO. 604, MEZZANINE LOCATION PLAN, SHEET 1 OF 2.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1944 original architectural drawing, for 1944 addition, located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) PLANS FOR ADDITION TO BUILDING NO. 604 FOR DROP HAMMER SHOP AND ADDITION TO CLEANING SHOP AND EXTERIOR SERVICE PLAN, SHEET 1 OF 22.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1964 original architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) REROOFING PROJECT ROOF PLAN, BUILDING NO. 604, SHEET 2 OF 5.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1969 original architectural drawing, for 1969 addition, located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) LOCATION MAP AND INDEX FOR ADDITION TO BUILDING NO. 604 FOR A CONSOLIDATED PLATING FACILITY, SHEET 1 OF 135.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1969 original architectural drawing, for 1969 addition, located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) CIVIL SITE PLAN FOR ADDITION TO BUILDING NO. 604 FOR A CONSOLIDATED PLATING FACILITY, SHEET 2 OF 135.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1969 original architectural drawing, for 1969 addition, located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ARCHITECTURAL FIRST FLOOR PLAN FOR ADDITION TO BUILDING NO. 604 FOR A CONSOLIDATED PLATING FACILITY, SHEET 4 OF 135.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1969 original architectural drawing, for 1969 addition, located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ARCHITECTURAL SECOND FLOOR PLAN FOR ADDITION TO BUILDING NO. 604 FOR A CONSOLIDATED PLATING FACILITY, SHEET 5 OF 135.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1969 original architectural drawing, for 1969 addition, located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ARCHITECTURAL ELEVATIONS FOR ADDITION TO BUILDING NO. 604 FOR A CONSOLIDATED PLATING FACILITY, SHEET 7 OF 135.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1984 architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) FIRST FLOOR PLAN FOR MODERN MANUFACTURE AND REPAIR SHOP, BUILDING NO. 604, SHEET 8 OF 121.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1984 architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) MEZZANINE PLAN FOR MODERN MANUFACTURE AND REPAIR SHOP, BUILDING NO. 604, SHEET 9 OF 121.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1984 architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) BUILDING SECTIONS FOR MODERN MANUFACTURE AND REPAIR SHOP, BUILDING NO. 604, SHEET 10 OF 121.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1984 architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ELEVATIONS FOR MODERN MANUFACTURE AND REPAIR SHOP, BUILDING NO. 604, SHEET 11 OF 121.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1984 architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ELEVATIONS-WINDOWS AND GLAZING FOR MODERN MANUFACTURE AND REPAIR SHOP, BUILDING NO. 604, SHEET 12 OF 121.


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