Cubsrule
Topic Author
Posts: 11371
Joined: Sat May 15, 2004 12:13 pm

Oldest Terminal In Use

Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:43 am

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?
I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
 
apodino
Posts: 3025
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:11 am

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:02 am

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.
 
Yflyer
Posts: 1177
Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:05 am

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:37 am

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.
 
lincoln
Posts: 3133
Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2004 11:22 pm

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:47 am



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
CO Is My Airline of Choice || Baggage Claim is an airline's last chance to disappoint a customer || Next flts in profile
 
Boston92
Posts: 2553
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:56 am

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:48 am

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.
"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
 
Yflyer
Posts: 1177
Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:05 am

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:57 am

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]
 
gffgold
Posts: 184
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:23 pm

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:07 am

Surely it must be THF in Berlin - though for how much longer is uncertain.
 
User avatar
Braybuddy
Posts: 5852
Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:14 pm

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:32 am

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]
 
dairbus
Posts: 518
Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:45 am

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:45 am

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.
"I love mankind. It's people I can't stand." - Charles Shultz
 
727forever
Posts: 304
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:50 pm

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:56 am

I don't know the dates, but check out BTV, AVP, and BGM for those of you who like to research these things.
727forever
 
Yflyer
Posts: 1177
Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:05 am

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:11 am



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 avatar
falstaff
Posts: 5565
Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:17 am

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:23 am



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

Big version: Width: 1124 Height: 727 File size: 531kb
THF 3-08


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.
My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
 
CairnterriAIR
Posts: 355
Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:52 am

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:36 am

BDL's Terminal B....also known as the "Murphy Terminal" was built in 1951. Pretty old, but I think there are a few older.
 
castroprauxel
Posts: 152
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:36 am

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:32 am



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

to be closed October 31st  Sad

and yes, I'm pretty sure it is the oldest, dates back to 1920!
 
YULYMX
Posts: 734
Joined: Fri May 12, 2006 10:53 pm

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:12 pm

YUL same old terminal since 1er septembre 1941

[Edited 2008-09-09 07:13:04]
 
mauiman31
Posts: 297
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:36 am

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:39 pm

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. . .


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Terry Shepherd

 
Viscount724
Posts: 18846
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:32 pm

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:10 pm



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.
 
dtwclipper
Posts: 6668
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:17 am

RE: Oldest Terminal In Use

Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:20 am



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
Compare New York Air, the Airline that works for your Business

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Adipasquale, Bing [Bot], Speedtrap and 28 guests