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March Air Force Base, Strategic Air Command, Utility Building, 5220 Riverside Drive, Moreno Valley, Riverside County, CA

March Air Force Base, Strategic Air Command, Utility Building, 5220 Riverside Drive, Moreno Valley, Riverside County, CA

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Significance: Building 2605 (HABS CA-2788-A), with its support Building 2606 was determined eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places on November 27, 1995 under Criterion Consideration G as a significant Cold War-era structure. The Combat Operations Center building has strong associations with the Cold War-era SAC operations as the command center for 10 SAC bases and controller of assets constituting 80% of the nation's ICBM force. In addition, the Center also controlled all of SAC's reconnaissance aircraft and 30% of the SAC's bombers and tankers. Building 2605's architecture reflects the designer's intention to provide a secure environment against attack or surveillance from the nation's Cold War-era enemies and is literally "self-contained" with its own supplies of water and air purification systems housed in Building 2606.
Survey number: HABS CA-2788-B



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
Jackson-Retondo, Elaine PhD, transmitter
PAR Environmental Services, Sacramento, consultant




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