The venerable quonset hut is a metal building typically with a clear span interior. Originally it was designed in the United States for the military as a pre-fabricated structure designed for easy erection and teardown. The design borrowed many elements from the British Nissen Hut. The name Quonset comes from the location where it was developed, Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
Around 170,000 Quonset huts were produced by independent contractors. After World War II was over, the supply of buildings were sold off to the public. They became a staple for farms and ranches as outbuildings that could hold large amounts of livestock, farm equipment, or hay and feed. They were well-constructed, and many of them are still standing.
The buildings were constructed out of steel and plywood. In the Pacific theater, they produced a spruce-based version that was resistent to rust.
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