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Ellsworth Air Force Base, Airmen's Dormitory, 1472 Luke Street, Blackhawk, Meade County, SD



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BWPhotos 214171

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BWPhotos 214172

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BWPhotos 214173

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BWPhotos 214174

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BWPhotos 214175

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BWPhotos 214176

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BWPhotos 214177

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BWPhotos 214178


Item Title
BWPhotos 214178

Location
1472 Luke Street, Blackhawk%25252Bvicinity, SD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SD-21-G
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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