Mitchel Air Base and Flight Line (NRIS 100002385)
Roughly Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Ellington Ave., East & West Rds.,
New York. County/parish: Nassau.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
May 04, 2018.
- Mitchel Air Force Base
- Mitchel Air Force Base also known as Mitchel Field, was a United States Air Force base located on the Hempstead Plains of Long Island, New York, United States. Established in 1918 as Hazelhurst Aviation Field #2, the facility was renamed later that year as Mitchel Field in honor of former New York City Mayor John Purroy Mitchel who was killed while training for the Air Service in Louisiana.
Decommissioned in 1961, Mitchel Field became a multi-use complex that is home to the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Nassau Coliseum, Mitchel Athletic Complex, Nassau Community College, Hofstra University, and Lockheed. In 2018 the surviving buildings and facilities were recognized as a historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100002385