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Newark International Airport, Brewster Hangar, Brewster Road between Route 21 & New Jersey Turnpike Exchange No. 14, Newark, Essex County, NJ

Newark International Airport, Brewster Hangar, Brewster Road between Route 21 & New Jersey Turnpike Exchange No. 14, Newark, Essex County, NJ

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Summary

Significance: Part of Newark International Airport, Brewster Hangar was unique at the time it was built due to unusually large doors with electronic controls, large overall size (1054 ft long x 150 ft wide, with three interior sections), and the fact that the interior was heated to prevent warping of aircraft struts and wings. The Brewster Hangar also contained a locker room, garage, boiler room, stock room, and machine shop. Most notably, the hangar was the assembly site of the airplane the Brewster "Buffalo", a DC3 that saw action in the Battle of Midway during World War II.
Survey number: HAER NJ-133-A
Building/structure dates: 1939 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Costello, James
Tuttle, Harry H
Brewster Airplane Company
O'Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc., contractor
Meyer, Lauren, transmitter
Sarapin, Lila, photographer
Tufford, Ben, delineator
Laplante, Jony, historian
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Location

Newark (N.J.)40.73566, -74.17237
Google Map of 40.735657, -74.1723667
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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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