Historic Districts: Chandler Field

Chandler Field/Fresno Municipal Airport Administration Building/Terminal (1936-1937)

510 W. Kearney Boulevard
Streamline Moderne

Chandler Field Administration BuildingThe Administration Building (Terminal and Restaurant) is one story with a small former control tower penthouse on the north elevation. The building has an irregular plan and is traditional frame construction with a stucco exterior. Designed in a Streamline Moderne style, it has a flat roof of varying levels, smooth walls, and horizontal grooves picked out in ochre-colored paint as coping, along the top surface of the walls near the roofline. All windows are steel casements with multiple lights. The northeast corner of the building is rounded (streamlined) with banks of windows. This treatment is used again the west elevation for the café, which sports a full rounded corner on the southwest. Unlike most buildings in this style, both principle elevations are symmetrical, with two sets of double doors flanked with side lights and separated by two matching sets of casement windows on the south side. A rectangular cantilevered “porch” hood has the name “Fresno Chandler Downtown Airport.” the north, or airport, elevation has one set of double doors in the middle of the façade, with casement windows on either side.

From the original City of Fresno Historic District nomination, written by Karana Hattersley-Drayton.

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