National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for SAGE Complex Building #1907

Author(s): John J. Cullinane

Year: 1996


This form is for use in nominating or requesting determinations of eligibility for individual properties or districts.The SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) system was designed and developed in the mid-1950s to coordinate all air defense components of U.S. air defense system. SAGE was born out of a need to replace the Manual Air Defense System used extensively in WWII to track enemy aircraft. As the perceived threat from Soviet air attacks increased in the early 1950s, it became apparent that the historic manual system of tracking would not be fast enough, or provide the necessary coordination and information to address an incoming supersonic attack aircraft. As originally designed, SAGE held extensive computer and communications systems. No original equipment remains in the building, however, the interior configuration of spaces remains the same.

Cite this Record

National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for SAGE Complex Building #1907. John J. Cullinane. 1996 ( tDAR id: 438533) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438533

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1956 to 1972 (Cold War Era)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -75.134; min lat: 39.87 ; max long: -74.06; max lat: 40.286 ;

Record Identifiers

NPS Form(s): 10-900

OMB No.(s): 10024-0018

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