Saturday, January 18, 2014

Iconic building renamed

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The historic Command Headquarters at Naval Air Station Pensacola was renamed in a ceremony Friday after Navy photographer Walter Leroy Richardson. About 300 people, including some two dozen of Richardson's descendents, attended the ceremony that kicked off the base's centennial. The 63,000-square-foot Building 1500, which recently had an $11.2 million renovation, also housed the Navy's photography school. About 4,000 photographers graduated during the school's 48-year history at NAS Pensacola. That curriculum is now taught at Fort Meade, Md. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 01/18/14)