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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23023 posts, RR: 20
Posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4600 times:

A TSA screener at BDL told me today that Terminal B is the oldest terminal building still in use. Is this true? And, if so, can someone provide a little history of the building?


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User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

Its one of them. I am not sure on exact timelines, but there are a couple of other terminals I can think of that are pretty old.

LGA's Marine Air Terminal, which is also a NYC historical landmark.
JFK Terminal 3
Terminal A at DCA (The original one)
The main terminal at DAL

But even looking at those, BDL probably takes the cake.


User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1031 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4486 times:

I don't know much about the terminals at BDL, nor have I been there. How old is Terminal B?

I had always been under the impression that the terminal at LGB was the oldest. According to this it was completed in 1941. That actually makes it not quite as old as I thought, as I had previously though it dated back to the 1930s, but it's still pretty old.


User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4434 times:

The terminal here in Santa Barbara is pretty old. Commercial service started here in 1932, though I am not sur when the terminal was actually built.


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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4434 times:



Quoting Yflyer (Reply 2):
I had always been under the impression that the terminal at LGB was the oldest.

For what little it's worth I was under the same impression but I can't tell you why or provide any factual basis for it. LGB definately has the "Dignified Old" look down landside, though, even if it's not the oldest



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User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1031 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4405 times:

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 3):
The terminal here in Santa Barbara is pretty old. Commercial service started here in 1932, though I am not sur when the terminal was actually built.

According to the airport's official website, "The Spanish-style terminal building, commissioned by United Airlines in 1942 was designed by William Edwards and Joseph Plunkett, an architectural team whose work, including the Arlington Theatre and the National Armory, helped shape the Mediterranean style of the city."

I can't find when it actually opened, but this makes SBA's terminal just slightly newer than LGB.

[Edited 2008-08-29 18:58:07]

User currently offlineGFFgold From Indonesia, joined Feb 2007, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4384 times:

Surely it must be THF in Berlin - though for how much longer is uncertain.

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5733 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4315 times:

Dublin Airport's original terminal (completed 1940) is still in regular use.

http://ireland.archiseek.com/buildin...blin/collinstown/old_terminal.html

The article is slightly misleading in that it says the building is used as offices. While there are no check-in facilities, the airside was refurbished some years ago and is used all the time.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/dub.jpg

[Edited 2008-08-29 19:38:45]

User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4289 times:
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My guess would be the terminal at Bob Hope Airport (BUR). Although it has been expanded and rebuilt over the years I believe much of the structure is original.


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User currently offline727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 793 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4259 times:

I don't know the dates, but check out BTV, AVP, and BGM for those of you who like to research these things.


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User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1031 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4235 times:



Quoting DAirbus (Reply 8):
My guess would be the terminal at Bob Hope Airport (BUR). Although it has been expanded and rebuilt over the years I believe much of the structure is original.

If the structure is the original one shown here, you might be right. It opened in 1930, making it older than even THF.


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6104 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4208 times:
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Quoting GFFgold (Reply 6):
Surely it must be THF in Berlin - though for how much longer is uncertain.

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I know the Executive terminal at DTW is old, but I don't know when it opened. It is a neat looking art deco building.



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User currently offlineCairnTerriAir From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3994 times:

BDL's Terminal B....also known as the "Murphy Terminal" was built in 1951. Pretty old, but I think there are a few older.

User currently offlineCastropRauxel From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3967 times:



Quoting GFFgold (Reply 6):
Surely it must be THF in Berlin - though for how much longer is uncertain

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and yes, I'm pretty sure it is the oldest, dates back to 1920!


User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3960 times:

YUL same old terminal since 1er septembre 1941

[Edited 2008-09-09 07:13:04]

User currently offlineMauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3947 times:
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ERI - "Tom Ridge Field" has changed very little in the 30 + years I have been visiting it. They added a "jetway" in the 70's . . . of course security clearance -- but otherwise not much difference in the terminal since it was built in the 40's. Am sure some other small US city airports fit the same scenario. . .


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25346 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3922 times:



Quoting YULYMX (Reply 14):
YUL same old terminal since 1 september 1941

Although YUL airport opened in 1941, I believe the original phase of the current terminal building didn't open until 1960.


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3914 times:



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 11):
I know the Executive terminal at DTW is old, but I don't know when it opened. It is a neat looking art deco building

1939 according to www.metroairport.com


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