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Home > California > Klamath vicinity > Radar Station B-71, Coastal Drive, Klamath, Del Norte County, CA



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Location
Coastal Drive, Klamath vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-332
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1065).
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
National Register Number: 78000282
Significance: Radar Station B-71 is a rare surviving example of a World War II radar station established to provide coastal defense for the United States. Although the equipment was removed long ago and only two buildings (the Power and Operations buildings) remain, the radar station represents the U.S. development of radar technology in the first part of the twentieth century.

Subjects
War (World War II)
Military Facilities
Radar


Related Names
War Department
Kennelly, Arthur Edward
Heaviside, Oliver
Appleton, E. V.
Barnett, M. A F
Tuve, Merle


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
ROOFTOP VIEW OF BOTH POWER AND OPERATIONS BUILDINGS FROM COASTAL DRIVE LOOKING NORTHWEST WITH PACIFIC OCEAN IN BACKGROUND.
ROOFTOP VIEW OF POWER BUILDING LOOKING WEST FROM COASTAL DRIVE. NOTE USE OF DORMER WINDOWS TO DISGUISE BUILDING AS FARMHOUSE.
ROOFTOP VIEW OF OPERATIONS BUILDING LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM COASTAL DRIVE. NOTE ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS DISGUISING BUILDING AS BARN.


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