Riverside Hangar

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Riverside Hangar
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Riverside Hangars in the foreground
Riverside Hangar is located in Minnesota
Riverside Hangar
Riverside Hangar is located in the United States
Riverside Hangar
Location690 Bayfield Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Coordinates44°56′30″N 93°3′43″W / 44.94167°N 93.06194°W / 44.94167; -93.06194Coordinates: 44°56′30″N 93°3′43″W / 44.94167°N 93.06194°W / 44.94167; -93.06194
Built1942
ArchitectUnit Structures & Rilco, Inc.
Architectural stylesimilar to Quonset hut
NRHP reference #07001315[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 27, 2007

The Riverside Hangars are semi-cylindrical-shaped hangars for aircraft installed at Saint Paul Downtown Airport in 1942, immediately adjacent to the Mississippi River. Their important design features are their low-cost and that they were erectable quickly by unskilled workers. Due to frequent flooding, proposals have been introduced to build a flood wall on the riverbank, but opposition and cost have thus far squelched the plans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.