National Register of Historic Places


Boeing United Airlines Terminal Building, Hangar and Fountain

Cheyenne

Date Added to Register

Thursday, February 07, 1985

Smithsonian Number

48LA548

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The Boeing United Airlines structures in Cheyenne were built between 1929 and 1934. The terminal building was constructed for Boeing Air Transport in 1929 and exhibits influences from the Fullivan School of Architecture including the asymmetrical facade, the decorative brickwork, and the external expression of the skeleton structure which implies some of the interior arrangements. The large hangar building was designed by a Cheyenne architect, Frederic Porter, Sr., and was built in 1930. In 1934, United Airlines constructed a fountain as a memorial to early aviation history. It is located in the median of 8th Avenue, directly south of the terminal building. The fountain, constructed of terra cotta blocks, exhibits design elements that are associated with the Art Deco Style. The terminal building, hangar, and fountain stand as major symbols of a time when the Cheyenne Municipal Airport was a flourishing air transportation center of national importance.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources