February 2014: Things are looking up! Google will protect this wonderful structure!
2008: Hangar One
at Moffett Field was included on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's
2008 America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Read what the National Trust had to say May 26, 2011.
|Hangar One before removal of its skin.
||To get a sense of the size of Hangar One, note the people standing in the lower right of the photo. This is as close as you can get to see the full height of the doors
| The lamp is across the street from the hangar.
||Hangar One, a modern SUV and a new hangar.
Historic Photos from the Moffett Field Museum
|Hangar One from the entrance to Moffett Field
| Note the bunk beds along the side of the hangar in this interior view.
||Hangar One and planes on the ready.
|Poster celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hangar One.||
||Hangar One and runways.|
|Deflation of the last blimp at Hangar One.
||Bulb from the lantern at the top of Hangar One.|
Preservation Foundation: September 11, 2008 E-Mail Bulletin
SAVE HANGAR ONE - A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO INFLUENCE
THE NAVY’S DECISION
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
(ACHP) will be hosting a public meeting on Hangar One on Wednesday,
September 17, 2008 at the Computer History Museum, Hahn Auditorium,
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043.
What is the ACHP?
ACHP is an independent federal agency
that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our
nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress
on national historic preservation policy.
Why is this meeting important?
The Navy has proposed to remove the
sheathing from Hangar One and leave the structure a skeleton. ACHP will
be commenting on the impacts of this action on historic resources. The
Navy is legally obliged to take into account ACHP’s perspective
under the National Historic Preservation Act.
ACHP is the only entity with the legal responsibility to encourage federal
agencies to factor historic preservation into federal project requirements.
It is very rare for this agency to host a public meeting, and the impact
of a strong public turnout could be tremendous.
What can you do?
the September 17th meeting! Public input is urgently needed to inform
ACHP’s comments to the Navy. Please speak out at the meeting or
submit your comments in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 22,
E-mail or Fax your Congressional Representative,
Senator Feinstein, Senator Boxer and Speaker of the House Pelosi to
ask for their support to save Hangar One.
2006, Representatives Eshoo, Lofgren, Pelosi, Miller, Honda, Lantos
(deceased, Speier elected in 2008), Tauscher, Farr, Thompson, Lee, Stark
and Woolsey co-authored a letter to the Secretary of the Navy "supporting
the full cleanup and preservation of Hangar One" and further stated
that "the Hangar is worth far more than the funds needed to save
If you are represented by any of these representatives, please call
or e-mail asking them to once again support the preservation of Hangar
One by sending a letter to the Secretary of the Navy.
If your representative is not listed here, please contact them and ask
them to join their colleagues to save Hangar One.
send a copy of your e-mail to CPF: email@example.com
One is an important part of California and the nation's aviation and
military history. The hangar is a rare, irreplaceable resource that
is a northern California landmark and a reminder of our nation's history
of technological innovation and design.
One is the anchor of the National Register listed U.S. Naval Air Station
Sunnyvale, California, Historic District. Removing the sheathing of
the structure would threaten the integrity of the District as a whole.
hazards present at Hangar One must be remediated, but the historic value
and reuse options for the hangar should not be destroyed or severely
compromised in the process when viable alternatives exist.
Navy's current plan to remove Hangar One's exterior sheathing and all
interior structures makes reuse of Hangar One difficult and does not
fulfill what we believe is the Navy's responsibility to minimize harm
to the historic resource, or leave the hangar in a usable condition.
Navy's proposed mitigation measures, including documentation and painting
the frame the color of the original siding, are insufficient to make
up for the effect the remediation measures will have on Hangar One.
can make a difference. The California Preservation Foundation nominated
Hangar One to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 11 Most
Endangered Historic Places 2008.
join the California Preservation Foundation and the National Trust for
Historic Preservation at this very important meeting to save Hangar
California Preservation Foundation
5 3rd St., Suite 424
San Francisco, California 94103
Linda Ellis, one of the
Save Hangar One Committee members is the architect that created the
idea for a fabric skin for the hangar. Her photo
gallery shows details of the interior of Hangar One. She is also
a member of the Pacific Coast Aeronauts (hot air balloon group) that
used to free fly 3-4 balloons for rides in the hangar during airshows.