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Home > Nevada > Hawthorne > Hawthorne Naval Ammunition Depot, Gymnasium, North Main Avenue, Industrial Area, Hawthorne Army, Hawthorne, Mineral County, NV



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Item Title
BWPhotos 048902

Location
Hawthorne Army, Hawthorne, NV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NV-21-G
Building/structure dates: 1943 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1961 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1968 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1983 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1989 subsequent work
Significance: 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
Building Deterioration
War (World War II)
Recreation


Related Names
Earl, Austin Willmott
Dinwiddie-Monson Construction Company
Riege, Lynn A., Photographer
Koval, Ana B., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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