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Ammunition Magazine (Building 1045)

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Building 1045

The magazine is one of six enclosed in a fenced compound across Craig Road from the core of the base. Concrete and earth form the structure, which is composed of two separate, freestanding sections, each with a flat-topped triangular retaining wall of reinforced concrete. Railroad tracks running between these sections allowed easy delivery and removal of explosives. A ventilation shaft protrudes above the structure. The magazines were built to store ammunition and explosives used in practice combat maneuvers by the Air Force. They now store other materials.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Ammunition Magazine (Building 1045)", [Las Vegas, 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, 228-228.

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