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Roosevelt Base, Fleet Landing Building, Bounded by Richardson & Pratt Avenues, Maryland & , Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA



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Location
Maryland &, Long%25252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BBeach, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2663-M
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 10, the original Fleet Landing Building, once a dramatic building and the center of the Roosevelt Base activities, has been so altered that none of its architectural integrity remains. The only remaining part of the original structure are some exterior terrazzo tiles at the loggia on the south side of the building.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
VIEW OF BUILDING 10, SOUTH SIDE, ENTRANCE, ON RICHARDSON AVENUE, FACING NORTH
OBLIQUE VIEW OF BUILDING 10, FROM RICHARDSON AVENUE, SHOWING FRONT AND EAST SIDES, FACING NORTHWEST
VIEW OF BUILDING 10, NORTH SIDE ON PRATT AVENUE, FACING SOUTH
OBLIQUE VIEW OF BUILDING 10, SOUTH AND WEST SIDES, FROM RICHARDSON AVENUE, FACING NORTHEAST
Photocopy of photograph (original located in Command Historian's Archives, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Port Hueneme, California). George E. Kidder-Smith, photographer, April 1945, Photograph #109-1. BUILDING 10, SOUTH SIDE, FACING NORTHWEST


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