U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Seaplane Hangar, Lexington Boulevard, south of Enterprise Street, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, HI
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south of Enterprise Street, Pearl Harbor, HI
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS HI-337
Building/structure dates: 1926 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1938 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1940 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000940
Significance: Due to the crucial role it played in the Nation's defense during the twentieth century and the calamitous events which occurred on December 7, 1941, the Naval Base at Pearl Harbor was designated a National Historic Landmark. Ford Island, which is centrally located in Pearl Harbor's waters and one of the main targets during the 1941 attack, is the site of Building 37. In the 1930's, as the Army completed the construction of Hickam field, Ford Island was partially occupied by the Army Air Corps, with Luke field. The southern portion of the island was occupied by Naval Air Station Ford Island, which mainly operated seaplanes that could enter the harbor via seaplane ramps. Hangars such as Building 37 were used to maintain and store these seaplanes. Ford Island was also the mooring site for battleships such as the USS Arizona.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
OBLIQUE VIEW OF NORTHEAST SIDE. VIEW FACING WEST.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF NORTHWEST SIDE SHOWING THE LEAN-TO SECTION. NOTE THE FRAMEWORK WHICH SUPPORTS THE OVERHEAD GUIDE WAYS FOR THE SLIDING DOORS. VIEW FACING SOUTH.
PARTIAL ELEVATION OF THE SOUTHWEST SIDE SHOWING THE LARGE SLIDING DOORS WITH MULTI-LIGHT WINDOWS AND METAL SECTIONS AT THE BOTTOM. NOTE THE FRAMEWORK WHICH SUPPORTS THE OVERHEAD GUIDEWAYS. VIEW FACING NORTHEAST.
PARTIAL ELEVATION OF THE CENTER SECTION OF THE SOUTHWEST SIDE. VIEW FACING NORTEAST.
PARTIAL ELEVATION OF THE SOUTHWEST SIDE. VIEW FACING NORTHEAST
OBLIQUE INTERIOR VIEW. NOTE THE FLAT TRUSS AT THE CENTER OF THE HANGAR. VIEW FACING EAST.
OBLIQUE INTERIOR VIEW. VIEW FACING WEST.
INTERIOR ELEVATION LOOKING TOWARD THE LEAN-TO OF THE NORTHWEST SIDE. VIEW FACING NORTHWEST.
INTERIOR ELEVATION SHOWING THE SLIDING DOORS AND ROOF TRUSSES. VIEW FACING SOUTHWEST.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE BRACED I-BEAM COLUMNS AT THE END OF THE CENTER FLAT TRUSS OF THE ROOF. NOTE THE ORIGINAL LIGHT FIXTURE WITH BENT CONDUIT TUBING. VIEW FACING SOUTHEAST.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE LOWER SECTION OF SLIDING DOORS. SHOWING THE BYPASS FEATURE OF THE DOORS ON THE TRACKS. VIEW FACING SOUTHEAST.
DETAIL VIEW OF THE EAST INTERIOR CORNER, SLIDING DOORS ARE ON THE LEFT AND LEAN-TO IS ON THE RIGHT. VIEW FACING EAST.
DETAIL VIEW OF MULTI-LIGHT WINDOWS WITH PIVOT SECTIONS AND FOUR-LIGHT OVER SINGLE PANE DOOR IN THE LEAN-TO. VIEW FACING WEST.
DETAIL OF LEAN-TO AT SOUTHEAST SIDE. VIEW FACING SOUTHWEST.
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