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Hawthorne Naval Ammunition Depot, Gymnasium, North Main Avenue, Industrial Area, Hawthorne Army Ammunition Plant, Hawthorne, Mineral County, NV

Hawthorne Naval Ammunition Depot, Gymnasium, North Main Avenue, Industrial Area, Hawthorne Army Ammunition Plant, Hawthorne, Mineral County, NV

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Summary

Significance: The Hawthorne Naval Ammunition Depot (NAD) is a nationally significant military district. It was built for state-of-the-art ammunition storage in the late 1920s (criterion C); it is by and far the largest depot of its kind known in the world with 2501 magazines and storehouses, 212 miles of railroad track, 418 miles of blacktop, and 232 square miles of land (criterion C); and it is significant for its role in World War II. Producing a vast amount of ordnance, it was THE Naval Ammunition Depot for the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Survey number: HABS NV-21-G
Building/structure dates: 1943 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1961-1962 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1968 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after. 1970- before. 1980 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1983 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1989 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Earl, Austin Willmott
Dinwiddie-Monson Construction Company
Gill, Barry, transmitter
Riege, Lynn A, photographer
Koval, Ana B, historian
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Hawthorne Army Amunnition Plant38.52464, -118.62458
Google Map of 38.5246441, -118.624578
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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