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Ellsworth Air Force Base, Airmen's Dormitory, 1470 Luke Street, Blackhawk, Meade County, SD



B&W Photos

HB1077848
BWPhotos 214190

HB1077849
BWPhotos 214191

HB1077850
BWPhotos 214192

HB1077851
BWPhotos 214193


Item Title
BWPhotos 214193

Location
1470 Luke Street, Blackhawk vicinity, SD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SD-21-I
Building/structure dates: 1951 initial construction
Significance: The Airmen's Dormitory was one of seventeen dormitories built in 1951 to house 74 men each. It represents Ellsworth's significant growth in both 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
Eilbeck, Kevin, Photographer
Slott, Roger, Photographer
Rosby, Wayne, Historian
Geiger, Lee, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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