Lawrence Municipal Airport (Lawrence, MA)

This glossy black and white photograph was identified as the Lawrence Municipal Airport when runway 14-32 was being extended. The Lawrence Municipal Airport was originally constructed in 1934 under the Civil Works Act. 312 acres of land in North Andover on Sutton Street were acquired for the project. Today’s (2009) present configuration was finalized in 1946 with three runways. Both runways 05-23 and 14-32 were extended to 5000 and 3901 feet respectively in 1968. The third runway, at 3200 feet, was deactivated and converted to what is now Taxiway D.

July 2, 1953 the Lawrence Airport was named in honor of Sargeant Richard F. Conlon. He served in France with Company K 38th US Infantry during World War I. He was wounded and later decordated with the Silver Star for gallantry in action.

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5 Responses

  1. Great information, is there anymore photo’s or info on Lawrence Airport?

  2. […] Perhaps the first memorial constructed was the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in honor the the Civil War dead. Since then the city has named monuments, intersections, bridges, waterways, schools, parks, as well as bandstands, a marina, and an airport after a variety of individuals and groups. The first square was Durant Square, a small triangle of land on East Haverhill Street. Durant Square La Scola Square Regan Square Deasy Square World War II Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Bongiorno Square World War I Monument Vandekerkove Bandstand Diodati Brothers Memorial Square Kattar Square Moore Square Frodyma Square Tortora Square Sr. Elinor Rose Flynn SND Corner Papparlardo Corner William Lord Monument Giouard Flagpole Donohue Square Callahan and De Caesare Water Tower Lee Square Vietnam War Memorial Wolfendale Square Callahan Waterway Bodwell House Kaplan Square Bolis Square Jimenez Square Stopyra Square Girgenti Square Puglisi Square Condon Memorial Airport […]

  3. […] These are servicemen honored throughout the City: William J. Kennedy Philip J. O’Donnell Richard F. Condon […]

  4. […] in South Lawrence that is the passenger depot for both train and bus public transportation.  The Lawrence Municipal Airport is in North […]

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