Reveling in the Years, Part 3


The 10th anniversary of the airport’s current terminal is on May 6. To mark the birthday we’re spending the next few weeks looking back at the airport’s previous terminals.

In last week’s post our photos ended in the mid-1970s, so that’s where we’ll start this time.

The first seven photos in this post show the 1964 terminal in the 1970s and 1980s. Notice the photo showing the lone man watching TV in a lounge area. Look at the Zenith Television display. This was back in the day when Zenith had a huge (more than a million square feet) manufacturing plant in Springfield.

In May of 1991 a third of the 1964 terminal was torn down and about 53,000 square feet of new building was added. The remake was called “Terminal 2000.” It served until May 5, 2006 — the terminal closed after the last flight arrived that evening. Most of the building now serves as office space for the travel company Expedia. The last photo shows some of the Expedia office space; it occupies the old ticket counter area.

In next week's post we'll break ground for the airport's current terminal.


The 1964 terminal seen here in the mid-1970s.


The baggage claim area in 1979.


A lounge area in 1981.


Lines at the ticket counters in 1985.


Summer 1987.


Summer of 1987.


Holiday season, 1986.


A post card from 1992. It's showing off the
remodelof the 1964 terminal, called "Terminal 2000."


1992. Remember the 1945 terminal in previous
posts? It was located between gates 4 and 5 in this photo.


The front curb of the terminal in 2006.


The second floor of the terminal in 2006.




2007. During its last few years of service
the 1964 terminal tended to be very crowded.






2010. The old terminal is converted into office space for Expedia.



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