Newark Metropolitan Airport Buildings

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Newark Metropolitan Airport Buildings
Newark Metropoltan Airport.jpg
Administration Building during relocation
Newark Metropolitan Airport Buildings is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Newark Metropolitan Airport Buildings
Location U.S. 22, Newark, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°42′23″N 74°9′45″W / 40.70639°N 74.16250°W / 40.70639; -74.16250Coordinates: 40°42′23″N 74°9′45″W / 40.70639°N 74.16250°W / 40.70639; -74.16250
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1934
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 80002485[1]
NJRHP # 1295[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 12, 1980
Designated NJRHP June 25, 1980

The Newark Metropolitan Airport Buildings are at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey,. Newark Metropolitan, opened in 1928, was the first major airport in the United States. The trio of Art Deco buildings, the Administration Building, Brewster Hangar and the Medical Building, were built in 1934 and dedicated by Amelia Earhart in 1935.[3] They were added to state and federal registers of historic places in 1980. In 2001, the Administration Building was relocated when a runway was lengthened,[4] and they have subsequently been renovated.[3][5] The terminal was once adorned with murals by Arshile Gorky,[6] only two of which survive and are part of the Newark Museum collection[7]

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