Historic Building Inventory and Evaluation of Buildings 349, 350, and 351 at Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa County, Florida

Summary

This report presents the results of a National Register of Historic Places evaluation conducted on behalf of the United States Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa County, Florida. This evaluation aids the Base in managing the historic properties under their jurisdiction as required by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. The study examined three office buildings located within the primary cantonment area: Buildings 349, 350, and 351, which were used for military administration and research. The three buildings were built during the Cold War Era (1945–1991) and were evaluated for historical and architectural significance. Buildings 349 (8OK03679), 350 (8OK03680), and 351 (8OK03681) were examined within the historic context of armament research and testing at Eglin Air Force Base and mid-century modern architectural designs. This study revealed that the New Formalist and Miesian Modernist elements of the architectural design of the buildings as a complex respond to Criterion C of the National Register of Historic Places, which specifies distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction. The building complex (Armament Research Complex, 8OK04157) is recommended eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.

Cite this Record

Historic Building Inventory and Evaluation of Buildings 349, 350, and 351 at Eglin Air Force Base, Okaloosa County, Florida. Daniel J. O'Rourke, Brian Shaw, Stephen Sennott, Konnie Wescott. 2021 ( tDAR id: 470447) ; doi:10.48512/XCV8470447

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -88.314; min lat: 29.496 ; max long: -85.391; max lat: 31.371 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Eglin Air Force Base CRM Manager

Sponsor(s): Air Force Civil Engineer Center

Prepared By(s): Argonne National Laboratory

Submitted To(s): Eglin Air Force Base

Record Identifiers

Argonne National Laboratory (s): ANL/EVS-21/15

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