Location Information
(for the Old Terminal Building)
Name:(Old) Terminal Building
Address:Hawkins Field
City/County:Jackson, Hinds County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1936
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:09 Sep 2020
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Mississippi Landmark Information
Book/Vol. No.:V. 3418, p. 320
The Old Terminal Building at Hawkins Field is a symmetrical building of brick construction consisting of a two-story, side-gabled center element flanked by flat-roofed, one-story wings. It stands directly on a flat concrete foundation. It was constructed in three phases. It was originally built as a WPA project in 1936, designed by the architectural firm of Hull and Drummond, of Jackson. It was substantially enlarged in 1941, and enlarged again around 1955. It is located at the south end of Hawkins Field, the older of Jackson’s two municipal airports, in the northwestern part of the city of Jackson. Hawkins Field was created as the Jackson Municipal Airport in 1928, and served as the city’s commercial aviation facility until a newer and much larger airport (now called Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport), located in Rankin County, opened in 1963. Hawkins Field now serves as a civil aviation facility and an Army National Guard airfield. This building is called the Old Terminal Building because Hawkins Field now has a much newer general aviation terminal building located at some distance from the old terminal.

The Old Terminal Building at Hawkins Field is locally significant in the area of Transportation because it represents the early development of commercial aviation in Jackson. Its period of significance extends from 1936, when the original part of the terminal building was constructed, to 1963, when the building ceased to be used as Jackson’s commercial aviation terminal upon the opening of what is now the Jackson - Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.

This building is included in "Jackson (Images of America)" (1998) (pp. 77, 113, 123).