Above: Sounding retreat at the Post's Flagpole directly behind the Ops Building. Note the WWII gun pits surrounding the pole.
Right:The ops building was opened in 1932 but the control tower was not added until 1936.
Below: The original tetrahedron wind indicator in front of Ops building.
Building 8 – Mitchel Field Base Operations Building (Nassau Community College Student Union), 1933
(1 contributing building)
Two-story, eleven-bay by five-bay, hipped-roof 1:5 brick building on a concrete foundation. The two bays on the eastern and western ends of the building project slightly from the central mass, giving it an “I” shape. Faces onto the parade ground. Central entrance with stone surround featuring broken pediment and detailing around second floor window. Base of first military control tower for Mitchel Field remains visible at the center of the roofline. Nonhistoric (ca. 1980) one-story, prefabricated metal hyphen and one-story, front-gabled prefabricated metal wing at rear. Minimal fenestration.