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Roosevelt Base, Net Pier, Corner of Richardson Avenue & Idaho Street, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA



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Location
Corner of Richardson Avenue & Idaho Street, Long%2525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BBeach, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2663-L
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. Pier 7 was originally used as a net pier for Roosevelt Base. Over the years it has been changed and refurbished to fit different activities in the harbor and the shipyard. The removal of the original concrete ramp and cleats and bollards, and the covering of the railroad tracks have compromised its integrity.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
VIEW OF NET PIER FROM WEST, ON RICHARDSON AVENUE, FACING EAST
VIEW OF NET PIER FROM EAST, FROM PIER 6, FACING WEST
VIEW OF END OF NET PIER SHOWING RAMP DETAIL, FACING NORTHWEST
VIEW OF BOLLARD ON NET PIER, ON THE WEST END, FACING NORTH, WITH ROOSEVELT BASE IN BACKGROUND
Photography of photograph (original print located at Engineering Management Building, Naval Shipyard, Long Beach). U.S. Naval Air Station San Pedro Photograph, May 7, 1945, Photograph #9374. NET PIER, FACING NORTHEAST


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