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



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Item Title


Location
Coastal Drive, Klamath vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-332-B
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1067).
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
Significance: The Operations Building served as the housing for the station's radar equipment. The building's true purpose was effectively disguised from casual passersby and enemies by its location on a terrace about 100' below the Coastal Drive and by board and batten siding and architectural details that made it look like other local farm buildings. Despite being abandoned since the end of World War II and suffering from poor environmental conditions (namely dampness), the Operations Building retains a relatively high degree of integrity and remains part of one of the few remaining radar stations in the United States.

Subjects
War (World War II)
Military Facilities
Radar


Related Names
War Department
Birdsall, Dale
Chapman, E. H.
Chapman, A.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
PERSPECTIVE OF FRONT (WEST) ELEVATION. POWER BUILDING IS IN BACKGROUND.
NORTH ELEVATION SHOWING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILING USED TO DISGUISE BUILDING AS BARN.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SOUTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS SHOWING BUILDING ENTRANCE.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SOUTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS.
DETAIL OF SOUTH ELEVATION SHOWING USE OF FIRRING STRIPS TO ATTACH REDWOOD SIDING TO CONCRETE BLOCKS.
INTERIOR, LOOKING WEST TO ENTRANCE.
INTERIOR, LOOKING NORTH WITH EXTANT FRAMING FOR PARTITION. NOTE REMNANTS OF ACOUSTIC TILE AT TOP OF FRAMING.
INTERIOR, LOOKING SOUTH WITH EXTANT FRAMING AND DOORWAY TO ROOM ON FAR WALL. NOTE CONCRETE SLAB FLOOR WITH TROUGHS COVERED BY BOARDS.


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