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NIKE Missile Base SL-40, Warheading Building, South end of launch area, west of Generator Buildi, Hecker, Monroe County, IL



B&W Photos

HB457297
Warheading Building, Front, Center Of Berm, No Longer In Existence, Looking North.

HB457298
Warheading Building, Right Side, Center Of Berm, No Longer In Existence, Looking West.

HB457299
Warheading Building, Rear Side, Center Of Berm, No Longer In Existence, Looking Southeast.

HB457300
Warheading Building, Left Side, Center Of Berm, No Longer In Existence, Looking East.

HB457301
Warheading Building, Front And Right Sides, Center Of Berm, No Longer In Existence, Looking Northwest.

HB457302
Warheading Building, Rear And Left Sides, Center Of Berm, No Longer In Existence, Looking Southeast.

HB457303
Photocopy, Plans, Elevations, And Section Drawing Of Warheading Building.


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Location
west of Generator Buildi, Hecker%252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252Bvicinity, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-117-V
Significance: The warheading building was an integral part of Nike Missile Base SL-40. At the war heading buildings, Nike crews armed the missiles with their warheads. This building was built in 1958 from standardized drawings approved by the Corps of Engineers, which were designed by the firm of Spector and Montgomery of Falls Church, Virginia. Nike buildings were considered modified emergency buildings. Originally, they were to be pre-fabricated structures, but were rather unsightly and did not contribute to troop morale and, therefore, were changed to modified emergency design.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WARHEADING BUILDING, FRONT, CENTER OF BERM, NO LONGER IN EXISTENCE, LOOKING NORTH.
2. WARHEADING BUILDING, RIGHT SIDE, CENTER OF BERM, NO LONGER IN EXISTENCE, LOOKING WEST.
3. WARHEADING BUILDING, REAR SIDE, CENTER OF BERM, NO LONGER IN EXISTENCE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
4. WARHEADING BUILDING, LEFT SIDE, CENTER OF BERM, NO LONGER IN EXISTENCE, LOOKING EAST.
5. WARHEADING BUILDING, FRONT AND RIGHT SIDES, CENTER OF BERM, NO LONGER IN EXISTENCE, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
6. WARHEADING BUILDING, REAR AND LEFT SIDES, CENTER OF BERM, NO LONGER IN EXISTENCE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
7. PHOTOCOPY, PLANS, ELEVATIONS, AND SECTION DRAWING OF WARHEADING BUILDING.


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