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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, Building No. 20A, Propeller Test Complex, Seventh Street, from E to G Streets, Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, Building No. 20A, Propeller Test Complex, Seventh Street, from E to G Streets, Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

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Summary

Significance: This concrete acoustical structure was built during World War II to surround an outdoor propeller test area and craneway. The unique concrete tube construction was a response to the need to muffle the noise of propeller tests while allowing a free flow of air, and the war-related shortage of many building materials.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N115
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N416
Survey number: HAER OH-79-C
Building/structure dates: 1927 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1944 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Allen and Kelley
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Blair, A Farnell
Price Brothers
Pfueller, Lisa, transmitter
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Location

Dayton (Ohio)39.75895, -84.19161
Google Map of 39.7589478, -84.1916069
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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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