Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming

Home

>

South Dakota

>

Blackhawk%2Bvicinity

>

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



B&W Photos

HB1077900
BWPhotos 214194

HB1077901
BWPhotos 214195

HB1077902
BWPhotos 214196

HB1077903
BWPhotos 214197

HB1077904
BWPhotos 214198

HB1077905
BWPhotos 214199

HB1077906
BWPhotos 214200

HB1077907
BWPhotos 214201

HB1077908
BWPhotos 214202

HB1077909
BWPhotos 214203

HB1077910
BWPhotos 214204

HB1077911
BWPhotos 214205

HB1077912
BWPhotos 214206

HB1077913
BWPhotos 214207

HB1077914
BWPhotos 214208

HB1077915
BWPhotos 214209

HB1077916
BWPhotos 214210

HB1077917
BWPhotos 214211


Item Title
BWPhotos 214211

Location
1392 Ellsworth Street, Blackhawk%2Bvicinity, SD

Find maps of Blackhawk%2B, SD


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)

Contents


Back to Blackhawk%2Bvicinity, South Dakota