Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
EV-5, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Building 1102 at Hickam Field is a contributing structure to the Hickam Field National Historic Landmark and the Hickam Historic District. Now serving as the Headquarters for the Pacific Division of the Air Force, Building 1102 was originally built as a 456,203-square foot enlisted men’s barracks in 1939-1940. Building 1102 bore the brunt of the Japanese air raid at Hickam Field on December 7, 1941, and has become a focal point for the dual purposes of maintaining the Air Force mission and memorializing the past. Helber Hastert & Fee prepared a Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) for Building 1102 to document its historic significance, to define its existing conditions and to identify landscape treatment options.
The CLR is a unique approach to historic preservation developed by the National Park Service to document the evolution of a landscape based on certain defining landscape characteristics. HHF’s extensive experience in historic preservation, landscape architecture, archival research, and analysis makes them ideally suited for this approach. HHF identified defining landscape features ranging from the extant spatial organization of the Building 1102 site to the minute details such as the original “Signal Corps USA” manhole covers and the bullet and shrapnel marks still visible on the exterior walls. Based on their research and analysis, HHF developed a treatment plan to protect landscape features and systems that contribute to the historic significance of the site.