|Building No. 12 was also known as the Central
Heating Plant or
Central Steam Plant. During World War II, bomb protection was added to
Boiler Plant, including sandbags and post-and-beam shield walls around
outside. Two additional boilers were installed in 1938. The 1942
changed at least one boiler and added two engine generators.
2007 Google Earth
removed the old fuel oil system and
installed automatic electric gas pilots. A 10,000 gallon oil tank was
in the late 1990s.
NORTH WEST Elevation
Courtesy of Artifacts Inc.
|The Hangar Construction photo right; displays
the railroad siding running just to the west of Building 12. To the
south was Building 17, an engine test building. Then came
Building 7 , an Office Building.
Hangar 27 was complete and only the north portion of Hangar 2 was
complete. Railroad tracks run right into the construction area. You
could wonder is the old ties were left in place when the concrete
floors were poured.
N. A. S. History Book