?Thermo-Con' House

?Thermo-Con' House (HM61A)

Location: Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 41.187', W 77° 8.364'

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In 1948, the Department of Defense worked with Higgins Industries to develop a standard house design to meet the Army's housing shortage. Higgins Industries designed and mass-produced landing craft during World War II and held the patent for ?Thermo-Con,' a cement material that expanded as it cured. The renowed industrial architects, Albert Kahn & Associates, designed the prototype in the International style and the 410th Engineer Battalion (Construction) completed the building in 1949. Due to its innovative design and construction techniques, the house was plaed on the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1997. In 2000, the Army renovated and returned ?Thermo-Con' House to use as distinguished visitor housing.
HM NumberHM61A
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313921 N 4284154
Decimal Degrees38.68645000, -77.13940000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.187', W 77° 8.364'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 11.22" N, 77° 8' 21.84" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10021-10099 Gunston Rd, Fort Belvoir VA 22060, US
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