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Roosevelt Base, Main Gate No. 1, Ocean Boulevard where Nevada & Maryland Street mee, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA



B&W Photos

HB168958
Navy Photograph, July 4, 1942, Photograph #2229

HB168959

HB168960

HB168961


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Location
Ocean Boulevard where Nevada & Maryland Street mee, Long%25252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BBeach, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2663-K
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. This original gate is significant for its two dramatic concrete piers, topped with cylindrical lighting, that support seven panels of latticed iron gates. The gate is notable for its visual and functional design in connecting the original Gatehouse 40 and the Labor Board/Civilian Personnel Office 41 as well as marking the point of entry to Roosevelt Base. In spite of various changes over time, it retains its architectural integrity.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
VIEW OF MAIN GATE 1 WITH BUILDING 40 ON LEFT AND BUILDING 41 ON RIGHT, FACING NORTH
VIEW OF MAIN GATE 1, FACING NORTH
VIEW OF MAIN GATE 1, EAST PEDESTRIAN GATE AND LIGHT FIXTURE, FACING NORTH
Photocopy of photograph (original print located at Engineering Management Building, Naval Shipyard, Long Beach). Navy Photograph, July 4, 1942, Photograph #2229. MAIN GATE 1, FROM OUTSIDE (NORTH) OF ENTRANCE, FACING SOUTHWEST (WITH BUILDING 40 IN BACKGROUND)


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