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Ellsworth Air Force Base, Airmen's Dormitory, 1392 Ellsworth Street, Blackhawk, Meade County, SD



B&W Photos


Item Title
BWPhotos 214211

Location
1392 Ellsworth Street, Blackhawk vicinity, SD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SD-21-J
Building/structure dates: 1951 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1975 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1996 demolished
This structure was demolished in 1996.

Significance: The Airmen's Dormitory Building (Building No. 1115) was one of seventeen dormitories built in 1951 to house seventy-four men each. It represents Ellsworth's significant growth both in size and function during the Cold War era. Ellsworth, one of the Air Force's major bomber bases at that time, served as a repository of a large portion of the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal, and became home to a nuclear missile wing.

Subjects
Dormitories
Communal Living
Cold War


Related Names
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
LeMay, Lt Gen. Curtis
South West Town Construction Company
Eilbeck, Kevin, Photographer
Slott, Roger, Photographer
Rosby, Wayne, Historian
Geiger, Lee, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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