Details for Kell Field Air Terminal (Atlas Number 5485002911)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5485002911


Marker Number 2911
Atlas Number 5485002911
Marker Title Kell Field Air Terminal
Index Entry Kell Field Air Terminal
Address Sheppard Air Force Base
City Wichita Falls
County Wichita
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 544795
UTM Northing 3760575
Subject Codes World War II; aviation; institutional buildings; military topics
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls. enter at main gate, and continue on road to Motor Pool Drive. Thisis an active Military Base
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Known as "Little Adobe", this pueblo revival building was constructed in 1928 to serve as the air terminal for Kell Field, the first municipal airport for the city of Wichita Falls. In 1941 it was incorporated into Sheppard Field, a World War II Army Air Corps Training Center. Now part of Sheppard Air Force Base, the Kell Field Air Terminal has served such notable pilots as Charles Lindbergh, Wiley Post, and Amelia Earhart. (Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981.)