40-173 Curtiss-Wright Hangar
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gpsblake
N 33° 58.614 W 081° 00.097
17S E 499850 N 3759594
South Carolina historical marker for the Curtiss-Wright Hangar which still exist. The hangar has it's own facebook page which is linked below with some good older photos.
Waymark Code: WMRWAH
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 08/12/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni
Views: 4

(Front text)
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.

(Reverse text)
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.

Erected 2012 by The Richland County Airport Commission

Facebook page

(visit link)
Marker Name: Curtiss-Wright Hangar

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker number: 40-173

County: Richland

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