Quonset close-up

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History of the military Quonset hut, a WWII design copied from the British Nissen hut. These are still built today and in my town there are some old war-era ones used for storage or light industrial purposes. I love quonset huts! :D

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Diane on April 3, 2013

Aren't they just great? I love them and would love to own and live in one - really! Nissen huts there, Quonset huts here. Before looking them up I never knew they originated in the UK. There are a lot here, about half built much more recently because they are still manufactured. I prefer the oldies, of course. There was a Marine medical rehab unit here during the war (demolished) and an Air Force base, then that became an Air Natn'l Guard base (still in operation). So, a lot of small-scale military bases since WWII. I think that's why there are so many of these around - I suspect some were salvaged from the bases. Nice to have someone interested in these, thx for the Fave!

Brad Pettigrew on August 9, 2013

I lived in one or 13 months in Korea, thanks for reminding me.

Diane on August 10, 2013

I think I looked at all of your Korea photos (loved them) and remember seeing a Quonset. Looks like a very interesting time in your life. Thanks for the visit, Brad.

Jean Gregory Evans on January 27

Marvelous image! You have a lovely gallery.

Diane on January 27

Jean, thank you so much!

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