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NASA Industrial Plant, 12214 Lakewood Boulevard, Downey, Los Angeles County, CA

NASA Industrial Plant, 12214 Lakewood Boulevard, Downey, Los Angeles County, CA

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Significance: The site was one of the country's earliest airplane manufacturing plants and has been instrumental in the development of flight technology including military, supersonic, and high altitude flight vehicles, the manufacturing process of these vehicles, missile technology, guidance systems as well as the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. The structures included in this report comprise a fraction of the overall facility and are located in the northeastern region of the site.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N973
Survey number: HAER CA-310
Building/structure dates: 1929 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1941 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1948-1958 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1996 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1999 Subsequent Work



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Smith, E M
Vultee, Jerry
Millar, Richard
Kaufmann, Gordon
Onyx Architects, contractor
Jackson-Retondo, Elaine, transmitter
Olmos, Tavo, photographer
Kaplan, Mark, historian




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