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NIKE Missile Base SL-40, Missile Test & Assembly Building, South end of launch area, northeast of Generator B, Hecker, Monroe County, IL



B&W Photos

HB457266
Missile Test And Assembly Building, Front, Looking South.

HB457267
Missile Test And Assembly Building, Right Side, Looking West.

HB457268
Missile Test And Assembly Building, Rear Side, Looking North.

HB457269
Missile Test And Assembly Building, Left Side, Looking North.

HB457270
Missile Test And Assembly Building, Front And Right Sides, Looking Southeast.

HB457271
Missile Test And Assembly Building, Rear And Left Sides, Looking Northwest.

HB457272
Photocopy, Plans, Elevations, And Section Drawing For Missile Test And Assembly Building.


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Location
northeast of Generator B, Hecker%2525252525252525252525252Bvicinity, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER IL-117-T
Significance: The missile test and assembly building was an integral part of Nike Missile Base SL-40. At the missile assembly area, Nike crews uncrated, assembled, and tested the missiles. The building was built in 1958 from standardized drawings approved by the Corps of Engineers, which were designed by the firm of Leon Chatelian, Jr., of Washington D.C. 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. MISSILE TEST AND ASSEMBLY BUILDING, FRONT, LOOKING SOUTH.
2. MISSILE TEST AND ASSEMBLY BUILDING, RIGHT SIDE, LOOKING WEST.
3. MISSILE TEST AND ASSEMBLY BUILDING, REAR SIDE, LOOKING NORTH.
4. MISSILE TEST AND ASSEMBLY BUILDING, LEFT SIDE, LOOKING NORTH.
5. MISSILE TEST AND ASSEMBLY BUILDING, FRONT AND RIGHT SIDES, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
6. MISSILE TEST AND ASSEMBLY BUILDING, REAR AND LEFT SIDES, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
7. PHOTOCOPY, PLANS, ELEVATIONS, AND SECTION DRAWING FOR MISSILE TEST AND ASSEMBLY BUILDING.


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