Roosevelt Base, Gatehouse, Corner of Ocean Boulevard & Gate 1, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA
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Corner of Ocean Boulevard & Gate 1, Long Beach, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CA-2663-I
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 40, a former gatehouse, is significant as a complementary structure to the original Main Gate 1 and Labor Board Building on the east. The low-pitched hip roof with red tiles and wide overhanging eaves are noted elements of the Mediterranean Revival, and the ribbon windows are noted elements of the International Style. Various changes over time have compromised its architectural integrity.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
VIEW OF BUILDING 40, FRONT (EAST) SIDE, FACING WEST
VIEW OF BUILDING 40, NORTH SIDE AND MAIN GATE, FACING SOUTHEAST
VIEW OF BUILDING 40, REAR (WEST) AND SOUTH SIDE, FACING NORTHEAST
VIEW OF BUILDING 40, INTERIOR OF HOLDING AREA, FACING SOUTHWEST
VIEW OF BUILDING 40, INTERIOR SHOWING WINDOW DETAIL ON WEST WALL, FACING WEST
Photocopy of photograph (original print located at Engineering Management Building, Naval Shipyard, Long Beach). Navy Photograph, July 4, 1942, Photograph #2226. BUILDING 40, WITH MAIN GATE 1
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