Sandia’s Cultural Resources in New Mexico

On land already rich with history, Sandia National Laboratories has several cultural resources that are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The map below identifies several of those historic properties.

More will be added over time.

Click on the blue icon to see the history of that facility or location.

Wyoming Blvd. Old Ion Beam Lab Tech Area I and II Coyote Test Field ACF Coronado Club Tech Area II Sphere of Science 8895 Halo Bunker Centrifuge Coyote Canyon
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Tech Area I and II

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SPHERE OF SCIENCE

From 1959 to 1978, the Sphere of Science served as a visitor center and introduction to Sandia’s technical work.

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SECURITY GUARD BUILDING

The small guard building identified as Building 8895 originally served as a guard house.

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THE CORONADO CLUB

In 1950, the Coronado Club opened on Sandia Base (later merged into Kirtland Air Force Base) near Albuquerque.

OLD CENTRIFUGE

the Old Centrifuge was built in 1952 to test the Mk7 Honest John warhead.

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TECH AREA II

Sandia’s Technical Area II was designed and constructed in 1948 specifically for the assembly of the non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons.

Coyote Test Field

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COYOTE CANYON

The prehistoric and historic ages in the Albuquerque area consist of four major cultural and temporal periods: Paleoindian, Archaic, Ancestral Puebloan, and Historic.

HALO BUNKER/FIRING PIT

The Halo Bunker or Building S9800B is a firing pit for explosives testing.