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Roosevelt Base, Field House, Corner of West Virginia Street & Reeves Avenue, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA



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Location
Corner of West Virginia Street & Reeves Avenue, Long%2525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BBeach, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2663-F
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 22, a fitness center, is significant as an original part of the recreational facilities designed for the Pacific Fleet personnel. It retains its architectural integrity.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
VIEW OF BUILDING 22, SOUTH SIDE, OBLIQUE VIEW, FACING NORTHWEST
VIEW OF BUILDING 22, EAST FACE OF NAVY RELIEF OFFICE FACING WEST
VIEW OF BUILDING 22, NORTH SIDE, OBLIQUE VIEW, FACING SOUTH-SOUTHWEST
VIEW OF BUILDING 22, INTERIOR OF OBSERVATION WALK ABOVE RACQUET BALL COURTS, FACING NORTH


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