The Welding School location in Arkansas City Ks. was initially the National Youth Administration created during the New Deal era, then for one year 1942-43 it was the National Defense Center and then all shut down by the government.
Main Office building for National Defense School. The dining room is on the North side of this building.
The second floor is the wood working shop. The welding room is
where the last three windows are on the right.
Dormitory, North side, Main Entrance, you can see the smoke stack
from the old Shell plant on left side.
Club House West side is front side. The Kanotex Refinery is in the backgrounf on the left side of this picture.
Afternoon Welding Class. Natinal Defense School. Arkansas City