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Location DB > United States > California > Brea > Brea Nike Missile Site LA-29
Brea Nike Missile Site LA-29
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created by Anonymous on 2/16/2006 7:52 AM
last modified by Anonymous on 2/27/2006 5:09 PM
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the co-ordinates listed correspond to the radar site which is about a quarter-mile down the road from where the actual missiles were housed.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Brea, California
United States
Owner: Shell Oil Company, leased to rancher
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  •  Hazards
  • Large Bulls, Bee Hives, Rattle Snakes, violent rancher
  •  Interesting Features
    Only ruins and a few artifacts are left. There is nothing here to see that is worth getting gored by one of the bulls, swarmed by the commercial bee hives, being bitten by the rattle snakes, or being shot at (rock salt) by the rancher. But if youre patient and cautious you can see everything while avoiding all of that.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1954
    Closed: 1974
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Built in the mid 1950's; LA-29 is one radar/missile site in a ring of 16 that circle Los Angeles. Nike missiles had the ability to intercept and destroy super-sonic ballistic missiles as far back as 1955. Similar efforts were made around costal cities in many parts of the country until the mid 1970's when all were decomissioned. Major structures (all the cool stuff) were demolished in the early 2000's and all bunkers/silos/tunnels were filled/sealed.

    This specific site at one time had 3 underground elevators for missiles and also underground barraks for troops(i think). Now there are massive housing developments within a mile of the site although at the time of construction it would have been miles from the nearest roads or establishments.
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     Future Plans
    If it could be zoned for housing it will most likely be developed. The area has a 360 degree view from downtown LA, to Catalina Island. An acre of residential land here would be worth a LOT of money.

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    Thu, Feb 16th, 2006
    posted by Anonymous
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    LA-29 2001
    Sat, Feb 25th, 2012
    posted by RomanKam
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    Photography 7 / 10
    Coolness 7 / 10
    Content Quality 7 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 2/25/2012 12:56 PM.

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  • on Feb 25 12 at 12:56, Anonymous validated this location
  • on Feb 25 12 at 4:55, Anonymous updated gallery LA-29 2001
  • on Feb 25 12 at 4:50, Anonymous updated gallery picture nike_herc_06.jpg
  • on Feb 25 12 at 4:46, Anonymous updated gallery picture BREA0009.jpg
  • on Feb 25 12 at 4:46, Anonymous updated gallery picture BREA0008.jpg
  • on Feb 25 12 at 4:45, Anonymous updated gallery picture BREA0007.jpg
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  • on Feb 25 12 at 4:45, Anonymous updated gallery picture BREA0004.jpg
  • on Feb 25 12 at 4:44, Anonymous added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Feb 25 12 at 4:41, Anonymous created a new gallery
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    You must log in for this feature to work.LA-29 A-1-56 - my point of viewRoc Strong011328/28/2017 1:45 PM by Roc Strong
    You must log in for this feature to work.housing developementhoneysdead118673/2/2006 8:16 AM by big dave
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