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Ellsworth Air Force Base, Mess & Administration Building, 2279 Risner Drive, Blackhawk, Meade County, SD



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Item Title
BWPhotos 214290

Location
2279 Risner Drive, Blackhawk%2525252525252525252Bvicinity, SD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SD-21-S
Building/structure dates: 1954 initial construction
Significance: The Mess and Aministration Building (Building No. 1101) is one of at least four enlisted men's halls constructed at the base during the early 1950s; all are of a similar configuration, and are probably of standard Strategic Air Command design. The buildings were constructed simultaneously with--and adjacent to--groups of SAC-type airmen dormitories. 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
Mess Halls
Eating & Drinking
Administration Buildings


Related Names
U.S, Air Force
Groethe, Bill, Photographer
Rosby, Wayne, Historian
Geiger, Lee, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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