1942 USO Bldg, A.K.A. Hawthorne Convention Center

Opened in 1942 as a WWII military personnel "home away from home."  This is Nevada's only such surviving facility.

950 E ST. / BOX 2281
932 E ST.

(775) 945-5854

The USO building opened in 1942 as place for servicemen and women to enjoy and social activities such as hometown dances and letter and card writing. One of only a few in the nation such surviving facility, it has been recently restored andit is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  After the war it became a community and recreation center as well as the Hawthorne Convention Center.

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