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Roosevelt Base, Swimming Pool, Reeves Avenue, enclosed by Building No. 22 & Arcad, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA



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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2663-G
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. The Swimming Pool built for the enlisted men is significant as an original part of the recreational facilities designed for the Pacific Fleet personnel.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
VIEW OF BUILDING 233, MAIN ENTRANCE FROM REEVES AVENUE, FACING SOUTH
VIEW OF BUILDING 233, NORTH SIDE OF POOL AREA, SHOWING WEST WALL OF BUILDING 22, FACING EAST
VIEW OF BUILDING 233, POOL AND SURROUNDS, FACING NORTHWEST
VIEW OF BUILDING 233, DETAIL OF DIVING BOARD, FACING NORTHEAST


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