LOWRY AFB The History

Lowry Buildings: Index

Last Updated: 01/06/2018  08:11
Hangar 1, Building 401 Lowry’s    current    Building    401,    Hangar    1,    (shown    encircled    in    red)    was    re- purposed as the “Wings over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.
Building 349 One    time    barracks,    photo    school,    then    Headquarters    building    for    Lowry Field/AFB.   Building   was   repurposed   and   is   known   today   as   the   “Grand   Lowry Lofts.”
Building 349: Barracks, photo school, and Base Headquarters, Lowry AFB, CO.  [Wings] Building 349: Barracks, photo school, and Base Headquarters, Lowry AFB, CO.  [Wings] Building 349: Barracks, photo school, and Base Headquarters, Lowry AFB, CO.  [Wings]
Building 27 One   of   4   Chapels   built   on   Lowry   during   the   decades,   Chapel   #2,   Building   27, remains   and   is   known   as   “The   Eisenhower   Chapel.”   Chapel   has   been   repurposed, available   for   weddings   and   other   special   events,   and   is   the   home   to   the   Lowry Foundation’s offices.
Building 361 Lowry’s    Steam    Plant    provided    heating    for    Lowry’s    buildings.    Building    re- purposed in 2003 and is today known as “The Steam Plant Lofts.”
Building 27, the "Eisenhower Chapel. [Wings] Building 27, the "Eisenhower Chapel. [Wings] Building 27, the "Eisenhower Chapel. [Wings] Building 361: The Steam Plant. [Wings] Building 361: The Steam Plant. [Wings] Building 361: The Steam Plant. [Wings] Lowry's Building 401, Hangar #1.  {Wings} Lowry's Building 401, Hangar #1.  {Wings} Lowry's Building 401, Hangar #1.  {Wings}
Building 357 Lowry   Field/AFB’s   Fire   Department.   Building   re-purposed   and   is   known   today   as the     “John     Hand     Theater,”     a     part     of     the     Colorado     Free     University’s infrastructure.
Building 357. Lowry Base's Fire Department. [Wings] Building 357. Lowry Base's Fire Department. [Wings] Building 357. Lowry Base's Fire Department. [Wings]
Building 353 Lowry’s   Base   Theater,   built   in   1941.   Building   re-purposed   and   is   known   today   as part of the “International School of Denver.”
Lowry's Base Theater. [Wings] Lowry's Base Theater. [Wings] Lowry's Base Theater. [Wings]
New   buildings   emerged   on   Lowry   as   mission   needs   and   original   purposes   were   identified   from   its   early   beginnings   in 1937,   when   many   of   Lowry   Field's   occupants   lived   in   tents,   through   30   September,   1994   when   Lowry AFB   was   officially closed.   The   dedicated   maintenance   and   upkeep   of   those   buildings   by   the   USAF   resulted   in   a   continued   existing infrastructure   as   is   attested   to   by   the   presence   of   over   20   of   Lowry’s   buildings   which   have   been   “repurposed,” morphed   into   buildings   playing   completely   different   roles   in   the   Lowry   community   of   today.   Three   of   these   buildings have been added to the National Registry of Historic Places  by the National Park Service.   SYMBOLS    Buildings added to the National Registry                            Buildings remaining on Lowry which have been “repurposed”               Google Earth Presentation                                                           Image has additional magnification level                                                          Associated Photo(s)
Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27
Building 379 Building   379,   22   Jan   1942,   renumbered   as   Building   130   after   being   re-purposed. A twin construction to Building 380, originally served as Lowry’s Armament School.
Building 379; 22 Jan 1942, Armament School.  [Wings] Building 379; 22 Jan 1942, Armament School.  [Wings] Building 379; 22 Jan 1942, Armament School.  [Wings] Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27
Building 380 Building   380   is   a   twin   construction   to   Building   379,   provided   instruction   in   still, motion,   and   aerial   photography.   The   school   had   originated   at   Chanute AFB,   IL   but was    moved    to    Lowry    Field.    Classes    were    originally    held    in    Building    349. Designated today as building 125 after being re-purposed.
Lowry's Photo School. [Wings] Building 380, Lowry's Photo School. [Wings] Lowry's Photo School. [Wings]
Building 863 Was known as Gymnasium #2.
Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27
Building 1499 The    “Black    Hangar.”    Special    Weapons    Training    was    once    taught    in    this    secure environment   known   simply   as   the   “Black   Hangar,”   which   has   been   re-purposed   and known today as the “ Big Bear Ice Arena .”
Building 1499, The "Black Hangar."  [Wings] Building 1499, the "Black Hangar.  [Wings] Building 1499.  [Wings] Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Building 863, Gymnasium #2. [Wings] Building 863, Gymnasium #2. [Wings] Building 863, Gymnasium #2. [Wings] Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27
Building 880 Originally   built   in   1942,   Building   880   functioned   as   the   Commandant   of   Cadets Building, U. S. Air Force Academy, from 1955-1958.
Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27
Lowry’s Wooden Barracks Lowry’s    WWII    vintage    T-Building    wooden    barracks    were    similar    in    design    to barracks built at each military post/base around the united states.
Building 256 The     Agnes     Phipps     Memorial     Sanatorium     conversion     into     Lowry     Field’s Headquarters   and   school   buildings   began   on   4   October   1937.   Classes   began   on   28 February 1938. (1948 photo).
Lowry's wooden barracks.  [Wings] Lowry's wooden barracks.  [Wings] Lowry's wooden barracks.  [Wings] Phipps Sanitarium building converted into Lowry AFB Headquarters, 1948.  [Wings] Phipps Sanitarium building converted into Lowry AFB Headquarters, 1948.  [Wings] Phipps Sanitarium building converted into Lowry AFB Headquarters, 1948.  [Wings]
Hangar 2, Building 402 Lowry’s   current   Building   402,   Hangar   2,   (shown   encircled   in   red)   and   was   re- purposed into Lowry retail, offices, restaurants, and storage facilities.
Buildings 363, 364 Lowry’s   original   hangers.   There   were   four   original   hangars   associated with   Lowry   Field   as   shown   encircled   in   red.   Up   and   to   the   right   of   the four   hangars   you   can   see   Hangar   #1   (re-designated   in   1966   as   Hangar #2),   Building   402,   built   between   August   1938   and   August   1939.   The   original Phipps   Sanatorium   buildings   can   be   seen   at   the   SE   intersection   of   Quebec   and 6th Avenue.
LOWRY ILLUSTRATIVE MASTERPLAN
LOWRY ILLUSTRATIVE MASTERPLAN Building 880, USAF Academy's original Commandant of Cadets office, June 2013.  [Lowry Community] Building 880, USAF Academy's original Commandant of Cadets office, June 2013.  [Lowry Community] Building 880, USAF Academy's original Commandant of Cadets office, June 2013.  [Lowry Community] Building 402, Hangar #2.  [Wings} Building 402, Hangar #2.  [Wings} Building 402, Hangar #2.  [Wings} Lowry's original Hangars located near the Phipps Sanitarium Building.  [Wings] Lowry's original Hangars located near the Phipps Sanitarium Building.  [Wings] Lowry's original Hangars located near the Phipps Sanitarium Building.  [Wings] Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27
Lowry AFB The History

Lowry Buildings: Index

New buildings emerged on Lowry as mission needs and original purposes were identified from its early beginnings in 1937, when many of Lowry Field's occupants lived in tents, through 30 September, 1994 when Lowry AFB was officially closed. The dedicated maintenance and upkeep of those buildings by the USAF resulted in a continued existing infrastructure as is attested to by the presence of over 20 of Lowry’s buildings which have been “repurposed,” morphed into buildings playing completely different roles in the Lowry community of today. Three of these buildings have been added to the National Registry of Historic Places by the National Park Service.   SYMBOLS      Buildings added to the National Registry                            Buildings remaining on Lowry which have been “repurposed”                          Google Earth Presentation Image has additional magnification level                                                          Associated Photo(s)
Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27
Hangar 1, Building 401 Lowry’s current Building 401, Hangar 1, (shown encircled in red) was re- purposed as the “Wings over the Rockies Air & Space Museum .
Building 349 One time barracks, photo school, then Headquarters building for Lowry Field/AFB. Building was repurposed and is known today as the “Grand Lowry Lofts.”
Building 349: Barracks, photo school, and Base Headquarters, Lowry AFB, CO.  [Wings] Building 349: Barracks, photo school, and Base Headquarters, Lowry AFB, CO.  [Wings] Building 349: Barracks, photo school, and Base Headquarters, Lowry AFB, CO.  [Wings]
Building 27 One of 4 Chapels built on Lowry during the decades, Chapel #2, Building 27, remains and is known as “The Eisenhower Chapel.” Chapel has been repurposed, available for weddings and other special events, and is the home to the Lowry Foundation’s offices.
Building 361 Lowry’s Steam Plant provided heating for Lowry’s buildings. Building re- purposed in 2003 and is today known as “The Steam Plant Lofts.”
Building 27, the "Eisenhower Chapel. [Wings] Building 27, the "Eisenhower Chapel. [Wings] Building 27, the "Eisenhower Chapel. [Wings] Building 361: The Steam Plant. [Wings] Building 361: The Steam Plant. [Wings] Building 361: The Steam Plant. [Wings] Lowry's Building 401, Hangar #1.  {Wings} Lowry's Building 401, Hangar #1.  {Wings} Lowry's Building 401, Hangar #1.  {Wings}
Building 357 Lowry Field/AFB’s Fire Department. Building re-purposed and is known today as the “John Hand Theater,” a part of the Colorado Free University’s infrastructure.
Building 357. Lowry Base's Fire Department. [Wings] Building 357. Lowry Base's Fire Department. [Wings] Building 357. Lowry Base's Fire Department. [Wings]
Building 353 Lowry’s Base Theater, built in 1941. Building re-purposed and is known today as part of the “International School of Denver.”
Lowry's Base Theater. [Wings] Lowry's Base Theater. [Wings] Lowry's Base Theater. [Wings] Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27
Building 379 Building 379, 22 Jan 1942, renumbered as Building 130 after being re- purposed. A twin construction to Building 380, originally served as Lowry’s Armament School.
Building 379; 22 Jan 1942, Armament School.  [Wings] Building 379; 22 Jan 1942, Armament School.  [Wings] Building 379; 22 Jan 1942, Armament School.  [Wings] Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27
Building 380 Building 380 is a twin construction to Building 379, provided instruction in still, motion, and aerial photography. The school had originated at Chanute AFB, IL but was moved to Lowry Field. Classes were originally held in Building 349. Designated today as building 125 after being re-purposed.
Lowry's Photo School. [Wings] Building 380, Lowry's Photo School. [Wings] Lowry's Photo School. [Wings]
Building 863 Was known as Gymnasium #2.
Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27
Building 1499 The “Black Hangar.” Special Weapons Training was once taught in this secure environment known simply as the “Black Hangar,” which has been re-purposed and known today as the “Big Bear Ice Arena.”
Building 1499, The "Black Hangar."  [Wings] Building 1499, the "Black Hangar.  [Wings] Building 1499.  [Wings] Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Building 863, Gymnasium #2. [Wings] Building 863, Gymnasium #2. [Wings] Building 863, Gymnasium #2. [Wings] Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27 Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27
Building 880 Originally built in 1942, Building 880 functioned as the Commandant of Cadets Building, U. S. Air Force Academy, from 1955-1958.
Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27
Lowry’s Wooden Barracks Lowry’s WWII vintage T-Building wooden barracks were similar in design to barracks built at each military post/base around the united states.
Building 256 The Agnes Phipps Memorial Sanitorium conversion into Lowry Field’s Headquarters and school buildings began on 4 October 1937. Classes began on 28 February 1938. (1948 photo).
Lowry's wooden barracks.  [Wings] Lowry's wooden barracks.  [Wings] Lowry's wooden barracks.  [Wings] Phipps Sanitarium building converted into Lowry AFB Headquarters, 1948.  [Wings] Phipps Sanitarium building converted into Lowry AFB Headquarters, 1948.  [Wings] Phipps Sanitarium building converted into Lowry AFB Headquarters, 1948.  [Wings]
Hangar 2, Building 402 Lowry’s current Building 402, Hangar 2, (shown encircled in red) and was re- purposed into Lowry retail, offices, restaurants, and storage facilities.
Buildings 363, 364 Lowry’s original hangers. There were four original hangars associated with Lowry Field as shown encircled in red. Up and to the right of the four hangars you can see Hangar #1 (re-designated in 1966 as Hangar #2), Building 402, built between August 1938 and August 1939. The original Phipps Sanatorium buildings can be seen at the SE intersection of Quebec and 6th Avenue.
LOWRY ILLUSTRATIVE MASTERPLAN
LOWRY ILLUSTRATIVE MASTERPLAN Building 880, USAF Academy's original Commandant of Cadets office, June 2013.  [Lowry Community] Building 880, USAF Academy's original Commandant of Cadets office, June 2013.  [Lowry Community] Building 880, USAF Academy's original Commandant of Cadets office, June 2013.  [Lowry Community] Building 402, Hangar #2.  [Wings} Building 402, Hangar #2.  [Wings} Building 402, Hangar #2.  [Wings} Lowry's original Hangars located near the Phipps Sanitarium Building.  [Wings] Lowry's original Hangars located near the Phipps Sanitarium Building.  [Wings] Lowry's original Hangars located near the Phipps Sanitarium Building.  [Wings] Google Earth Link to Bldg. 27