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Mines Field, named after the real estate agent William Mines, arranged to have some acreage of wheat and lima bean fields turned into an airport closer to the ocean.​
The Los Angeles City Council set aside 640 acres in Westchester.​
The first hanger, Hanger 1, was built in 1929.​
Amazingly, this acreage was WEST of Sepulveda, so as the airport expanded west, a tunnel (first of its kind) was built under the airport runways.​
Pereira & Luckman was contracted and architects Welton Becket and Paul Williams designed a complete revamped version to celebrate "The Jet Age."​
Paul Williams designed this:​
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This was the first Hangar and building of Mines Filed (LAX).
At the time, the airport ran north to south along side Sepulveda Blvd.

1928

floyd b bariscale, flickr




At this point it was renamed "Los Angeles Municipal Airport"
And the runway was built east-west as they are now with a second runway crisscrossing



1960


The whole building still stands, it is used by FED-EX (or DHL or both)






This its current status
 

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Unbelievable! They kept the folding hanger doors!​
I found out that it is a Registered National Historic Landmark. That is good :)

http://www.afcoinc.com/properties-lax.html

It seems the side shown in these recent pictures is now facing a parking lot, and the opposite side of the building is the side actually used for cargo operations, and seems to have similar-looking hanger doors, however the sides of the doors are different (shown on the link above)
 
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