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Home > California > Klamath vicinity > Radar Station B-71, Power 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-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1066).
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
Significance: The Power Building housed the generators that powered the radar station. 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 Power Building retains its 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 VIEW OF NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS OF POWER BUILDING. NOTE DORMER WINDOWS AND BOARD AND BATTEN SIDING USED TO DISGUISE THE BUILDING.
DETAIL OF DORMER WINDOW.
PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF EAST ELEVATION OF POWER BUILDING WITH ADDITION. NOTE WINDOW OPENINGS, WHICH ARE MERELY OPENINGS IN THE BOARD AND BATTEN SIDING AND REVEAL THE CONCRETE BLOCK CONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDING.
INTERIOR, LOOKING NORTH TO ENTRANCE. NOTE WOOD BOARDS COVERING TROUGHS IN CONCRETE SLAB FLOOR.
INTERIOR, LOOKING SOUTH. NOTE WINDOWS OPENING TO NARROW SPACE BETWEEN INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR WALLS.


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