Hawthorne USO Building

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Hawthorne USO Building
Hawthorne, NV USO Hall.jpg
Hawthorne USO Building is located in Nevada
Hawthorne USO Building
Hawthorne USO Building is located in the United States
Hawthorne USO Building
Location950 E St.
Hawthorne, Nevada
Coordinates38°31′55″N 118°37′20″W / 38.53194°N 118.62222°W / 38.53194; -118.62222Coordinates: 38°31′55″N 118°37′20″W / 38.53194°N 118.62222°W / 38.53194; -118.62222
Area0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
NRHP reference No.02000703[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 18, 2005

The Hawthorne USO Building, at 950 E St. in Hawthorne, Nevada, was built in 1941 as a World War II United Services Organization (USO) social hall. It opened in January 1942. It is a simple 90-by-160-foot (27 m × 49 m) "modified I plan" standard "USO Type D Federal Recreation Building", on Hawthorne's main street.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1] It was deemed significant for association "with the purpose and activities of the USO in Nevada during World War II" and for association with the West Coast U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot, sited in Hawthorne in 1928 after New Jersey's Lake Denmark Naval Ammunition Depot blew up.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Mella Rothwell Harmon (January 5, 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Hawthorne USO Building / Hawthorne Community Center". National Park Service. and accompanying photos