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



B&W Photos
Exterior View Of Building Facing Northwest.
HB856703
Exterior View Of Building Facing Northwest.
Exterior View Of Building Facing Northeast.
HB856704
Exterior View Of Building Facing Northeast.
Exterior View Of Building Facing Southwest
HB856705
Exterior View Of Building Facing Southwest
View Of Interior Of Building Facing Northeast.
HB856706
View Of Interior Of Building Facing Northeast.


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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-D
Building/structure dates: 1943 initial construction
Significance: The Ordnance Administration Shop, Building No. 329, was built in December 1943 during 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
War (World War II)
Administration Buildings
Ordnance Industry


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 BUILDING FACING NORTHWEST.
2. EXTERIOR VIEW OF BUILDING FACING NORTHEAST.
3. EXTERIOR VIEW OF BUILDING FACING SOUTHWEST
4. VIEW OF INTERIOR OF BUILDING FACING NORTHEAST.


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