circa 1942

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

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

Address:
950 E ST. / BOX 2281
HAWTHORNE, NV 89415

(775) 945-5854

Opened in 1942 as place for Servicemen to enjoy hometown dances, and social activities such as letter writing and cards.  One of only a few in the nation such surviving facility.  Recently Restored inside it 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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