Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Plan of the University Airport

image number:

P0035632

description:

The note written at the top of the sketch reads, in full: "no obstruction or approach hazards in any direction"

The buildings to the north of the parking lot include offices, club room, restaurant, a tower, and airplane hanger. To the left of the hanger are two dots labelled "gas pits". The University School's Jordannus yearbook for 1958, page 53, shows the operations building including the tower (See image P00

The sketch was attached to a note from Paul L. Feltus to Ward G. Biddle dated May 8, 1945. The note reads, in part: "I am attaching a sketch of the proposed new airplane landing field east of the University..."

Note that the bottom of the sketch shows Tenth Street with its familiar curve as it passes below the railroad viaduct before continuing on to campus. See image P0035593 for the only known photograph of this airfield.

The discoloration at the top-left portion is due to a newspaper article that had been attached to the drawing.

The original sketch can be located in the Herman B Wells presidential papers, Collection C213, box 10, folder: "Airport, University 1945".

date taken:

1945 April or early May (not after May 8)

accession number:

C213.10

topic:

Airports

topic:

Architectural drawings

topic:

Transportation industry

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

other place name:

University Airport

other place name:

Campus Airport

series:

Buildings & Grounds

subseries:

University Airport