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U.S. Naval Air Station, Laundry, 110 Center Avenue, Pensacola, Escambia County, FL



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Location
110 Center Avenue, Pensacola, FL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS FL-495
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1942 subsequent work
Significance: Constructed in 1940 as the laundry, Building No. 636 served in a supportive role to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola's mission to train large numbers of Navy pilots during World War II. One of few installation buildings not constructed with Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Public Works Administration (PWA) funding and labor between 1936 and 1940, Building No. 636 was designed by W.F. Jackson Company, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, and built by the Hardaway Contracting Company of Columbus, Georgia. The construction of Building No. 636 was part of an ambitious building program that took place at NAS Pensacola during the late 1930s and early 1940s. The building's red brick exterior, cast stone trim, and corner quoins complement contemporaneous Georgian Revival training and dormitory facilities, constructed just west of the old navy yard. The most notable modification, a small addition, was constructed in 1942. Building No. 636 continued as a laundry facility through World War II and much of the Cold War. The laundry building was eventually converted for use as a warehouse and storage building in the 1980s and now sits unoccupied. The building retains its original windows and many of its original doors. With only minor alterations to its exterior, Building No. 636 remains compatible in form, scale, and materials to its original design. Building No. 636 is located in the southeastern portion of NAS Pensacola, within the boundaries of the Pensacola Naval Air Station Historic District. The historic district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and designated as a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 1976. The historic district's period of significance is not clearly defined, but the nomination text only discusses buildings constructed prior to 1919; therefore, Building No. 636 was not mentioned in the nomination, due to its 1940 construction date.

Subjects
Laundry
Warehouses
Laundries


Related Names
W.I. Jackson Company, Atlanta, GA
Hardaway Contracting Company, Columbus, GA
Hughes, Karen, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
CONTEXTUAL VIEW FACING NORTHEAST.
CONTEXTUAL VIEW FACING SOUTHWEST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF FRONT SIDE FACING NORTHWEST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF FRONT AND WEST SIDES FACING NORTHEAST.
WEST SIDE FACING EAST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF WEST AND BACK SIDES FACING SOUTHEAST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF BACK SIDE FACING SOUTHWEST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF BACK AND EAST SIDES FACING SOUTHWEST.
EAST SIDE FACING WEST.
DETAIL OF MAIN DOOR ON FRONT SIDE FACING NORTH.
DETAIL OF WINDOWS ON FRONT SIDE FACING NORTH.
DETAIL OBLIQUE OF BACK SIDE FACING SOUTHEAST.
DETAIL OF WINDOWS AND BRICK QUOINS ON BACK SIDE, NORTH END FACING SOUTH.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1940 original architectural drawing by The W.F. Jackson Company, Inc. Engineers, located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) FOUNDATION PLAN FOR LAUNDRY, BUILDING NO. 636, SHEET 1 OF 26.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1940 original architectural drawing by The W.F. Jackson Company, Inc. Engineers of Atlanta, Georgia, located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) FIRST FLOOR PLAN FOR LAUNDRY, BUILDING NO. 636, SHEET 2 OF 26.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1940 original architectural drawing by The W.F. Jackson Company, Inc. Engineers, located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ELEVATIONS FOR LAUNDRY, BUILDING NO. 636, SHEET 3 OF 26.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1940 original architectural drawing by The W.F. Jackson Company, Inc. Engineers of Atlanta, Georgia, located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) ELEVATIONS FOR LAUNDRY, BUILDING NO. 636, SHEET 4 OF 26.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1940 original architectural drawing by The W.F. Jackson Company, Inc. Engineers of Atlanta, Georgia, located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) LOCATION PLAN, TRANSVERSE SECTION, SCHEDULES FOR LAUNDRY, BUILDING NO. 636, SHEET 5 OF 26.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1940 original architectural drawing by The W.F. Jackson Company, Inc. Engineers of Atlanta, Georgia, located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) EXTERIOR DETAILS FOR LAUNDRY, BUILDING NO. 636, SHEET 6 OF 26.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 19442 original architectural drawing by Wyatt C. Hedrick, Inc., located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) STRUCTURAL PLANS, ELECTRICAL PLANS, ELEVATIONS, AND DETAILS FOR ADDITION TO LAUNDRY, BUILDING NO. 636, SHEET 1 OF 1.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1948 architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) PLAN FOR LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT LAYOUT, SHEET 1 OF 1.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1961 architectural drawing located at Building No. 458, NAS Pensacola, Florida) RELOCATION OF OFFICE SPACES FOR BUILDING NO. 636, FLOOR PLANS, FRAMING PLAN, AND DETAILS, SHEET 1 OF 2.


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