Airport Hangar (demolished) – St. Thomas VI

Description

The federal Public Works Administration helped to provide funding for the construction of an airport hangar during the 1930s (PWA Federal Project No. 223).

The airport, under the name Bourne Field, served as a military airfield and, during the early 1940s, the hangar was extended an addition 100 feet. (Navy.mil) The hangar served as the passenger terminal for the Harry S Truman Airport; the building was fully replaced when a new terminal was completed in 1990. The old hangar was most likely demolished between 1980 and the early 1990s. The airport has since been renamed the Cyrus E. King Airport.

Source notes

National Archives Record Group 135-SAR: Prints: Photographs rejected for use in the Photographic Report to the President: “Survey of the Architecture of Completed Projects of the PWA, 1939”; Box 23: Virgin Islands folder.

http://www.history.navy.mil/library/online/buildbaseswwii/bbwwii2.htm
http://www.on-stjohn.com/2011/04/29/st-thomas-airport-1963/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 2, 2014.

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Location Info

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St Thomas, VI

Location notes: Approximate location within the Cyrus E. King Airport

Coordinates: 18.335616, -64.972192

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