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Home > South Dakota > Blackhawk vicinity > Ellsworth Air Force Base, Airmen's Dormitory, 1529 Ellsworth Street, Blackhawk, Meade County, SD



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Item Title
BWPhotos 214189

Location
1529 Ellsworth Street, Blackhawk vicinity, SD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SD-21-H
Building/structure dates: 1951 initial construction
Significance: The Airmen's Dormitory possesses a documented historical association with base activities during the early Cold War era, a period of substantial military activity and growth. During this period, Ellsworth Air Force Base became one of the Air Force's major bomber bases, served as a repository for a large portion of the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal, and became home to a nuclear missile wing. The building displays design character reflecting its supporting role in these national defense functions.

Subjects
Dormitories
Communal Living
Cold War


Related Names
Barbalace, Donald S., Photographer
Anderson, Kenneth L., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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