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Selfridge Field, Building Nos. 240, 244, 245 & 251, 240, 244, & 245 Birch Street & 251 Wagner Street; , Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, MI



B&W Photos

HB661326
BWPhotos 196338

HB661327
BWPhotos 196339

HB661328
BWPhotos 196340

HB661329
BWPhotos 196341

HB661330
BWPhotos 196342

HB661331
BWPhotos 196343

HB661332
BWPhotos 196344

HB661333
BWPhotos 196345

HB661334
BWPhotos 196346

HB661335
BWPhotos 196347

HB661336
BWPhotos 196348

HB661337
BWPhotos 196349

HB661338
BWPhotos 196350


Item Title
BWPhotos 196350

Location
& 245 Birch Street & 251 Wagner Street;, Mt.+Clemens+vicinity, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MI-116-I
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1993 subsequent work
Significance: These buildings are representative of the Georgian Revival architecture present through the cantonment area, with simple porches and restrained details such as corbelling, window hoods and returns. All were built from standardized plans and all played a central role in the lives of non-commissioned personnel stationed at the base. They also are excellent examples of the architectural expression that defined the character of the Cantonment area of the base, a style flourishing in the United States at the nation's Sesquicentennial and inspired by Rockefeller's Williamsburg re-creation. The architectural and functional "core" of Selfridge, the original base, constructed prior to World War II, presents a virtually unique resource in Michigan. Few airfields that were exclusively military in genesis were built in the state and Selfridge is the oldest and best preserved example of its type. The concentration of brick structures built in the cantonment area of the base from the mid-1920s into the early 1930s form a cohesive assemblage.

Related Names
Benton, Robert, Photographer
Rutter, William E., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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