The Landing Ship, Tank (LST) Building was determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. A unique structure, the LST Building is an example of early joint forces' operations. The Army, Navy, and British Admiralty contributed to its design, construction, and use. The design modifications of the LST Ships, used to transport tens of thousands of troops in W.W.II, are results of experiments conducted in the LST Building. After completion of the experiments, the LST Building provided training for troops in tank embarkation and debarkation techniques. Since the 1970's, the LST Building has been used to store antique tanks.
The LST Building replicates every detail of an LST ship's tank deck including interior girders and rivets. Details of the upper deck of an LST Ship, such as railing and pilot house, were also replicated. Originally, the LST building was not equipped with windows because the tank deck of an LST ship rides below water level. Windows were later added when the building was converted to a classroom.