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Home > Nevada > Hawthorne > Hawthorne Naval Ammunition Depot, Carpenter Shop, U.S. Highway 95, Hawthorne, Mineral County, NV



B&W Photos
Exterior View Of Shop Facing Southwest.
HB856687
Exterior View Of Shop Facing Southwest.
Exterior View Of Shop Facing Northeast.
HB856688
Exterior View Of Shop Facing Northeast.
View Of Interior Of Shop Facing East.
HB856689
View Of Interior Of Shop Facing East.


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Item Title


Location
U.S. Highway 95, Hawthorne, NV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NV-21-C
Significance: The Carpenter Shop, Building No. 302, was built in December 1945 after the tremendous expansion of the Depot during the World War II period. The Hawthorne Naval Ammunition Depot (NAD) is a nationally significant military district. It was built for state-of-the-art ammunition storage in the late 1920s (criterion C); it is by and far the largest depot of its kind known in the world with 2501 magazines and storehouses, 212 miles of railroad track, 418 miles of blacktop, and 232 square miles of land (criterion C); and it is significant for its role in World War II. Producing a vast amount of ordnance, it was THE Naval Ammunition Depot for the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Subjects
Carpentry
War (World War II)
Carpenter Workshop


Related Names
Riege, Lynn A., Photographer
Koval, Ana B., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR VIEW OF SHOP FACING SOUTHWEST.
2. EXTERIOR VIEW OF SHOP FACING NORTHEAST.
3. VIEW OF INTERIOR OF SHOP FACING EAST.


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