Structure Type: built works - infrastructure - transportation structures - airports

Designers: Austin Company, Building Contractors (firm); Wilbert John Austin (building contractor/engineer)

Dates: [unspecified]

total floor area: 325,000 sq. ft.

This 325,000-square-foot aircraft maintenance facility, originally designed to repair 11 DC-3 and DC-4 Cargoliners and DC-6 Mainliners at once, cost $4.5 million c. 1947. It was United's largest maintenance facility on the West Coast. The interior consisted of large, open spaces separated on two floors; specific areas were designated for offices, a locker room, store rooms, a sheet metal shop, overhaul shop, heat treatment shop, plating shop, accessory shop and power plant shop. Banks of monitor lighting admitted daylight into the overhaul and accessory shops on the hangar's second floor. The main facade stretched 485 feet long.

PCAD id: 12969