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Home > Florida > Pensacola > U.S. Naval Air Station, YMCA Building, West Avenue, Pensacola, Escambia County, FL



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B&W Photos
458) Alterations To Library, Building No
HB340209
458) Alterations To Library, Building No
458) Roman Catholic Chapel, Building No
HB340210
458) Roman Catholic Chapel, Building No
458) Roman Catholic Chapel, Building No
HB340211
458) Roman Catholic Chapel, Building No
458) Building No
HB340212
458) Building No
458) Plans, Section, And Details For A Fireproof Vault In Building No
HB340213
458) Plans, Section, And Details For A Fireproof Vault In Building No
458) Mechanical Plan, Electrical Plan, Floor Plan And Details For Alterations To Building No
HB340214
458) Mechanical Plan, Electrical Plan, Floor Plan And Details For Alterations To Building No

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Item Title


Location
West Avenue, Pensacola, FL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS FL-493
Building/structure dates: 1918 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1939 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Significance: Constructed in 1918 as the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Building No. 322 played a supportive role serving the recreational, social, and spiritual needs of service personnel during World War I and the early years of aviation training at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. No original architecture plans are on file at the station, and the architect and contractor are not known. The one-story, rectangular, wood-frame building features a side-gabled roof and lacks any distinctive or noteworthy architectural ornamentation. Modifications over time to the original structure included the removal of the west wing, probably during the 1930s. In the early 1920s, the building had been converted to use as the station library, a function the building maintained until 1939. During World War II, Building No. 322 was re-purposed as the Catholic chapel. Modifications to the building in this capacity included the addition of a steeple and porch alterations. Converted in the early 1960s to the Pen-Air Credit Union, the building sustained major exterior modifications, including removal of the steeple and elimination of the multiple roof dormers. By the late 1970s the interior of the building was again modified to create administrative offices supporting the nearby brig. The building continued in its brig administrative office capacity until at least the mid-1990s. By 2003, the building's use had shifted to the OCS Uniform Store. Despite several significant modifications to its exterior, Building No. 322 remains compatible in scale and materials to its original design. Building No. 322 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, Building No. 322 is not identified as an historic resource within the district.

Subjects
Banking
Young Men's Christian Associations
Banks


Related Names
YMCA
Pen-Air Credit Union
Hughes, Karen, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
CONTEXTUAL VIEW FACING NORTH.
CONTEXTUAL VIEW FACING SOUTHWEST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF FRONT AND NORTH SIDES FACING SOUTHWEST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF FRONT AND SOUTH SIDES FACING NORTHEAST.
SOUTH SIDE FACING NORTH.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF BACK AND NORTH SIDED FACING SOUTHEAST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF NORTH SIDE FACING SOUTHWEST.
DETAIL OF DORR WITH GABLE ROOF AND WINDOWS ON EAST SIDE FACING WEST.
DETAIL OF DOOR AND PORCH ON BACK SIDE FACING EAST.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1933 architectural drawing located at NAS Pensacola, Florida, Building No. 458) ALTERATIONS TO LIBRARY, BUILDING NO. 322, PANELING DETAILS, SHEET 2 OF 3.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1945 architectural drawing located at NAS Pensacola, Florida, Building No. 458) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL, BUILDING NO. 322, PLAN AND SECTIONS FOR VENTILATION IMPROVEMENTS, SHEET 1 OF 1.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1955 architectural drawing located at NAS Pensacola, Florida, Building No. 458) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL, BUILDING NO. 322, FLOOR PLAN AND ELEVATIONS, SHEET 1 OF 1.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1962 architectural drawing located at NAS Pensacola, Florida, Building No. 458) BUILDING NO. 322, RENOVATION FOR OCCUPANCY BY PEN-AIR CREDIT UNION, ELECTRICAL PLANS.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1968 architectural drawing located at NAS Pensacola, Florida, Building No. 458) PLANS, SECTION, AND DETAILS FOR A FIREPROOF VAULT IN BUILDING NO. 322.
Photocopy of drawing (this photograph is an 8" x 10" copy of an 8" x 10" negative; 1975 architectural drawing located at NAS Pensacola, Florida, Building No. 458) MECHANICAL PLAN, ELECTRICAL PLAN, FLOOR PLAN AND DETAILS FOR ALTERATIONS TO BUILDING NO. 322, SHEET 1 OF 1.


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