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High Explosive Storage Magazine

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1943, U.S. Navy Bureau of Yards and Docks
  • High Explosive Storage Magazine (Julie Nicoletta)

These large triple-arched magazines, 167 in all, were designed to store highly explosive ammunition. Each arch section measures approximately 25 by 80 feet. As is true of the other magazines at the depot, earth covers the roof and three sides of the structure; reinforced concrete facades face a long concrete loading dock. A pair of doors pierces the facade of each section.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "High Explosive Storage 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, 187-187.

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