Hawkins Field Terminal Building – Jackson MS

Description

The terminal building was constructed in 1936 for the Jackson Municipal Airport (then called Davis Field). The airport continued to expand with new runways and other amenities funded by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) until 1941, including use of the field for pilot training during WWII. The terminal building is currently undergoing extensive restoration.

Source notes

"Hawkins Field (Old Jackson Municipal Airport." Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory Fact Sheet.  Retrieved from https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?id=39925&view=facts&y=1112

Biloxi Daily Herald, April 22, 1937, p. 1.
Biloxi Daily Herald, January 24, 1941, p. 8.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on July 22, 2015.

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Location Info


1397 Lavernet Road (approximate)
Jackson, Mississippi 39213

Coordinates: 32.367212, -90.233847

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