Shower and Latrine Building - Historic Wendover Airfield
Historic Wendover Airfield, Wendover Utah, Wendover Nevada,
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Shower & Latrine Building

Shower and Latrine Building

Then and Now

 

There are two of these buildings (2406, 2417) remaining on the airfield although the interiors of both have been significantly modified. There are both photos and sketches of the original interiors so getting back to a more original configuration will be possible.

These two buildings are on the north side are what were originally the latrine and shower buildings for about 20 barracks in the block. Airmen needed to walk from their barracks up to this building for all their personal needs. The toilets, showers, and basins were all lined up in a row with no partitions so it was not a private event.

Restoration on these buildings has not yet begun but hopefully, in the next year, there will be significant progress on the construction.

Restoration Details

Each latrine is 1600 sq. feet and originally cost $2,400 to construct.

Constructed in 1943

The two latrines served 20 barracks.

Continued Story

Both buildings require new roofing and much repair and painting to the siding. The windows will need reconstruction as will the doors and entry. Inside, the plumbing in the slab needs to be reworked. Then the floors will be re-poured and walls put up in their original positions. Interior plumbing and electrical need to be installed from scratch then waterproof wallboard put up in the whole building. An HVAC system must be installed to keep the building from freezing in the winter. The original water tank will be put back on the concrete pedestal although it will be for appearance only.



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