Curtiss-Wright Hangar

Curtiss-Wright Hangar (HM11A3)

Location: Columbia, SC 29205 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 58.614', W 81° 0.096'

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This hangar, built in 1929 by the Curtiss-Wright Flying Service, was the first building at Owens Field, a municipal airport then 3 mi. S of the city limits. Curtiss-Wright built and operated numerous airports across America for the next two decades, also offering flight training. The airport, named for Mayor Lawrence B. Owens (1869-1941), was dedicated in 1930 with an airshow seen by 15, 000 spectators.
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Regularly scheduled flights began in 1932, and civilian flight training began in 1939. Observation flights of the U.S. Army Air Corps began in 1940, and military training by the U.S. Army Air Force continued through World War II and beyond. In 1962 the city transferred the airport to Richland County, which has owned and operated it since. This hangar was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
HM NumberHM11A3
Marker Number40-173
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Richland County Airport Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 499852 N 3759594
Decimal Degrees33.97690000, -81.00160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.614', W 81° 0.096'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 36.84" N, 81° 0' 5.76" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1381 Jim Hamilton Blvd, Columbia SC 29205, US
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