Cafeteria

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Facility 1213
Cafeteria

Center: Langley Research Center
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Year Built: 1946
Historic Eligibility: Contributing Resource
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[top] History

Originally constructed in 1946 as the Electrical Maintenance Building and Shop, the building has since been converted to LaRC's Cafeteria and Exchange Shop. The numerous additions to the building, coupled with the renovations to convert the building to its current function have obscured the original interior floor plan. The Exchange Shop sells gifts and merchandise and offers various services for LaRC employees.

Prior to Building 1213 serving as the cafeteria, the west area cafeteria was in Building 1227. The original west area cafeteria was constructed around 1941 and was demolished prior to 1966 when Building 1205 was constructed on the same site. Built during segregation, the floor plan reflected separate dining areas for 'white' and 'colored' with a shared kitchen area. (See more on racial relations prior to the Civil Rights Movement)

Building 1213 was demolished in the spring of 2015. The new cafeteria in the Integrated Engineering Services Building (IESB) opened in October 2014 adjacent to the Building 1213 site.


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West Area Cafeteria (Building 1227)

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Cafeteria Adjacent to Building 1148

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[top] General

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[top] Demolition

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