Report on Demolition of Spotting Towers, Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nevada

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-15

Scope and Contents

Collection includes the 2015 Nevada State Historic Preservation Office's Historic Buildings Report compiled for the Fallon Naval Auxiliary Air Station demolition project of four range spotting towers, photographic documentation, which includes 33 photographs taken in 2013, as well as four architectural drawings of the tower with an accompanying index sheet.

Dates

  • 2013-2015

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Administrative History

The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office's (SHPO) mission, as stated on its website, is to: "...encourage the preservation, documentation, and use of cultural sources. SHPO educates the public about the importance of our cultural heritage so that Nevada's historic and archaeological properties are preserved, interpreted, and reused for their economic, educational, and intrinsic values and for future generals to appreciate." SHPO became involved in the Fallon Naval Auxiliary Air Station Spotting Tower Demolition project when it was brought to the attention of SHPO in May 2012. In 2011, the Navy contracted an independent historical consulting firm, JRP Historical Consulting LLC, to conduct research and prepare a Historic Resource Inventory Forms to evaluate the B-16 range spotting towers, which were designed by prominent Nevada architects DeLongchamps and O'Brien. Upon completion of the evaluation, JRP found, and the Navy agreed, that the towers were ineligible for listing on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Navy sought SHPO's input regarding this finding, however, SHPO did not agree. This led to the 2015 Historic Buildings Report from SHPO that includes photographic and architectural drawing documentation of the towers.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (6 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Historic Buildings Report of the Demolition of the North, Center, and South Spotting Towers, Bombing Range B-16, Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nevada was produced by the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. Report includes 33 photographs of documentation taken in 2013, four architectural drawings of the towers, and an accompanying index sheet.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mara Thiessen Jones for the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office, June 2015.
Title
An Inventory to the Report on Demolition of Spotting Towers, Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nevada
Status
Completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
April 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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