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Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ghost Structures

 
 
Ghost Structures Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
1. Ghost Structures Marker
Inscription. The Cadet House and the Army Supply Building provided much-needed space when training operations expanded in 1942 and 1943. The Cadet House also held a cadet classroom and waiting room, a coat room, and the Flight Surgeon's Office. The Army Supply Building held supplies for Moton Field, including parts for the airplanes.

The National Park Service follows strict guidelines when considering reconstruction of historic buildings. When construction drawings, photographs, or other sources are insufficient for accurate reconstruction, buildings are "ghosted" by outlining the dimensions of the original structure. Ghosting provides a general idea of a building's appearance.

{Photo inset caption}
1942 photo shows training aircraft parked
beyond the area where Cadet House and Army
Supply Building will be built. The Army Air Corps
provided one trainer for every ten cadets.

 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 27.427′ N, 85° 40.853′ W. Marker is in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker can be reached from Chief Anderson Road. Touch for map. Located at the Tuskegee Airmen National
Ghost Structures - Army Supply Building in foreground. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
2. Ghost Structures - Army Supply Building in foreground.
Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1616 Chappie James Avenue, Tuskegee AL 36083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. FIRE! (a few steps from this marker); Hangar No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bit to Eat (within shouting distance of this marker); New Vistas (within shouting distance of this marker); Waiting for the Bus (within shouting distance of this marker); The Place Where We Learned to Fly (within shouting distance of this marker); Oil Storage Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Bath and Locker House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. (Submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansAir & SpaceNotable BuildingsWar, World II
 
Marker and Army Supply Building on far left and Cadet House and Moton Field on far right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 16, 2016
3. Marker and Army Supply Building on far left and Cadet House and Moton Field on far right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on December 6, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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