Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Central Ave., Los Alamos, New Mexico

Photo 

Los Alamos aerial view

By Los Alamos National Laboratory - http://www.lanl.gov/worldview/news/photos/aerials.shtml, Attribution, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=134114

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Description 

Founded January 1, 1943, on the Pajarito Plateau of the Jemez Mountains for the purpose of developing an instrument of war--the nuclear fission bomb--Los Alamos continues to be a center for research on nuclear weapons and peaceful applications of atomic energy. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 21, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000893
Architectural styles
American Movement: Bungalow/Craftsman; Modern Movement; Other architectural type; Ranch
Areas of significance
Science; Invention
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic functions
Institutional housing; Research facility
Current functions
Museum; Single dwelling
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1943
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 17
Non-contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2020: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • June 25, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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