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Aerospace Museums in Texas - 1940 Air Terminal Museum (Paperback) Loot Price: R224
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Aerospace Museums in Texas - 1940 Air Terminal Museum (Paperback)

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Chapters: 1940 Air Terminal Museum. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 39. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is a museum located in Houston, Texas, United States at William P. Hobby Airport. Collections are housed in the original art deco building which served as the first terminal for passenger flight in Houston. The museum currently exhibits several collections focusing on Houston's commercial aviation history and is operated by the Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society (HAHS), a recognized Texas 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The museum is housed in the Houston Municipal Airport Terminal, an airport terminal that was constructed in 1940. The terminal building is an example of classic art deco airport architecture from the 1940s. The terminal served Houston during the years when air travelers dressed in formal clothing and embarked for destinations aboard roaring prop liners like the Douglas DC-3 and the Lockheed Constellation. Designed by architect Joseph Finger (who also designed Houston's City Hall), the terminal was built to meet Houston's growing role as a center for air commerce in the 1930s. The terminal served as the primary commercial air terminal for Houston until 1954, and was used by various tenants until 1978. In 1978, Hobby Airport's manager James Delong proposed demolishing the 1940 terminal to free up ramp space, but enthusiasts blocked the demolition. The terminal was then unoccupied for nearly 30 years. Opening Day of the Houston Municipal Airport, September 28, 1940 In 1998, a non profit organization, the Houston Aeronautical Heritage Society (HAHS), was formed primarily to save the threatened terminal building. HAHS recognized that funding and renovation must be completed in phases, and began a plan to restore the entire building. In l...http: //booksllc.net/?id=881005


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Editors: Books Group
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-38402-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-38402-8
Barcode: 9781156384022

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