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Fuse and Detonator Magazine

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1943, U.S. Navy Bureau of Yards and Docks
  • Fuse and Detonator Magazine (Bret Morgan)
  • Fuse and Detonator Magazine (Julie Nicoletta)

This single-arched concrete and earthen structure is one of 112 similar magazines built during World War II. The magazine measures 26 by 21 by 13 feet. The roof and three sides are covered with earth, while the fourth side, facing an asphalt road, is made of concrete. The building is designed to direct the force of any accidental explosions one way, limiting damage to other magazines. Entry into the magazine is through a double-leaf door in the concrete facade.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Fuse and Detonator Magazine", [Hawthorne, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 186-186.

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