Roosevelt Base, Fire Station, Corner of Idaho Street & Reeves Avenue, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA
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Corner of Idaho Street & Reeves Avenue, Long Beach, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CA-2663-E
Significance: The Roosevelt Base Historic District, constructed in 1940-1943, consists of 11 buildings designed in the International Style with Mediterranean Revival detailing, five structures, and extensive historic landscaping. It is eligible for the National Register for its site planning, landscaping, architectural style, and its Associate Architect Paul Williams, a nationally prominent Los Angeles Afro-American architect. Additionally, the District is significant for its association with the buildup of permanent Naval facilities on the Pacific Coast under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, during the mobilization period preceding the United States' entry into World War II. Building 3, a fire station with low-pitched hipped roof with red shingle tiles, wide overhanging eaves, ribbon windows, and concrete tower is a good example of the International and Mediterranean Revival styles. The building has maintained its architectural integrity and original purpose as a Fire Station.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
VIEW OF BUILDING 3, FRONT SIDE FROM ACROSS IDAHO STREET, FACING WEST
VIEW OF BUILDING 3, REAR AND NORTH SIDE, FACING SOUTHEAST
VIEW OF BUILDING 3, REAR SIDE (WEST), FACING EAST
VIEW OF BUILDING 3, SOUTH SIDE, FACING NORTHEAST
VIEW OF BUILDING 3, INTERIOR OF HOSE DRYING TOWER, FACING UP AND NORTH
VIEW OF BUILDING 3, INTERIOR, DORMITORY ON SECOND FLOOR, FACING SOUTH
VIEW OF BUILDING 3, INTERIOR, OF FIRE POLE IN DORMITORY, FACING WEST
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