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Texas State Technical Institute (James Connally Air Force Base)

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James Connally Air Force Base
1942–1966, Howard Meyer and others. Between I-35 and Campus Dr., 7 miles northeast of Waco

Established as the Waco Army Air Field on May 5, 1942, the base became a hub of pilot training during World War II and then reactivated in 1949 and renamed for James Connally, a local pilot killed during the war. Howard Meyer of Dallas completed the base plan and designed single-family and duplex residences along circular streets. These modern houses are now one of the largest concentrations of such in the state. The base became the Texas State Technical Institute in 1965.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Texas State Technical Institute (James Connally Air Force Base)", [Waco, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 129-129.

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