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A Quonset hut is a lightweight prefabricated structure of corrugated galvanised iron having a semicircular cross section. The design was based on the Nissen hut developed by the British during World War I. In 1941 the United States Navy needed an all-purpose, lightweight building that could be shipped anywhere and assembled without skilled labor. The George A. Fuller construction company was selected to manufacture them. The first was produced within 60 days of contract award. Between 150,000-170,000 Quonset huts were manufactured during World War II. After the war, the U.S. military sold the surplus Quonset huts to the public for $1,000 each.
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So neat to know background on these buildings. A friend of ours who works on our old Mercedes works out of one here in Houston:
Portland’s Q-Hut is now inhabited by the Green Dragon.
bushwick has some nice ones, a bunch near the so called ‘dorms’ on mckibben, I think one is now a thrift store? Maybe?
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