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Roosevelt Base, Arcade, West Virginia Street, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA



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BWPhotos 325472

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Location
West Virginia Street, Long%252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BBeach, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2663-H
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 Arcade's concrete pillars and gable roof, combining features of the Mediterranean Revival and International Styles, functionally and visually connects the recreation group of buildings 20, 22, and 23. Except for a few alterations, the Arcade has maintained its original function and architectural integrity and beauty.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
VIEW OF BUILDING 234 (ARCADE), NORTH WING FROM THE WEST END, FACING SOUTHEAST, LOOKING DOWN ARCADE AND ACROSS COURTYARD
VIEW OF BUILDING 234, SOUTH WING, LOOKING DOWN ARCADE TO LEFT FRONT ENTRANCE OF GYMNASIUM, FACING WEST
VIEW OF BUILDING 234, ENTRANCE TO NAVY RELIEF OFFICE, FACING NORTH


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