Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Los Angeles Air Force Station Annex 1
(Ramo-Woolridge Facility)

LOCATION: In the proximity of the Los Angeles International Airport, approximately 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles, California.

SITE HISTORY: The site consisted of two (2) parcels totaling 5.27 acres. Of the 5.27 acres, 4.27 acres were acquired by the U.S. Air Force from the Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association in 1955 to provide headquarters facilities for the Space and Missile Systems Organization (SAMSO), formerly the Western Development Division, Air Force System Command. Improvements on this portion included three (3) buildings and two (2) underground fuel oil storage tanks (USTs). The remaining one (1) acre parcel was leased to the U.S. government from The Frank Stanley Beveridge Foundation, Inc. between 1963 and 1966. That portion was to be used to house an Air Force printing plant, one-story.

The facility, also known as the Ramo-Woolridge Facility, had its jurisdiction, control, and accountability transferred from the Air Material Command to the Air Research and Development Command effective 30 September 1957. The U. S. Government filed a Declaration of Taking for the property, 13 December 1957, against Los Angeles Extension Company, a dissolved corporation. The facility's control, jurisdiction, and accountability from the Air Research and Development Command was redesignated Air Force Ballistic Missile Division (Headquarters Air Research Development Command) effective 2 February 1958. In a letter dated 5 November 1964, the Los Angeles Aerospace Systems Office, Permanent Installation No. 5636, was redesignated Los Angeles Air Force Annex No. 1 and was assigned as an off-base installation to Los Angeles Air Force Station, Permanent Installation No. 7920. Approximately 3.12 acres of the 4.27 acre parcel were disposed to the General Services Administration (GSA) and eventually transferred to Northrop University in 1977. The remaining 1.15 acres of the 4.27 acre parcel, along with its associated building, were retained by the Air Force. In 1984, the 1.15 acres were auctioned to Northrop University.

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