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Oakland Army Base, Maritime Street at West Grand Avenue, Oakland, Alameda County, CA



B&W Photos

HB141085
Aerial Photograph, View Of Oakland Army Base.

HB141086
Aerial Photograph, View Of Northwest Historic District.

HB141087
Aerial Photograph, View Of Northeast Historic District.

HB141088
Contextual View, Bldgs

HB141089
Contextual View, Bldgs

HB141090
Contextual View, Bldgs

HB141091
Photographic Copy Of Photograph (from Original 4 X 5 Black And White Print In The Army Port Contractors' 'completion Report' At The Engineering Office, Oakland Army Base, California)

HB141092
Photographic Copy Of Photograph (from Original 4 X 5 Black And White Print In The Army Port Contractors' 'completion Report' At The Engineering Office, Oakland Army Base, California)

HB141093
Aerial Photograph, View Of Oakland Army Base


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Item Title


Location
Maritime Street at West Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-125
Significance: Oakland Army Base served in an important capacity during the Second World War (1941-1945), and is therefore eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A, representing broad patterns of American history, at the local, state and national levels of significance. According to the U.S. Army, it was "the only complete Army post installation in the nation set up with rail marshalling yards, huge warehouses, waterside transit sheds, and piers capable of handling the largest transport cargo ships, supported by shops, a complete rail system linking the entire operation, administrative and service buildings, a dry dock for handling smaller boats and ships, and temporary quarters for housing troops. It also served as the port's disposition center, through which moved all military personnel returning from overseas assignments."

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Aerial Photograph, VIEW OF OAKLAND ARMY BASE.
2. Aerial Photograph, VIEW OF NORTHWEST HISTORIC DISTRICT.
3. Aerial Photograph, VIEW OF NORTHEAST HISTORIC DISTRICT.
4. CONTEXTUAL VIEW, BLDGS. 1, 60, 85.
5. CONTEXTUAL VIEW, BLDGS. 85, 88, 90, 99.
6. CONTEXTUAL VIEW, BLDGS. 808, 812, 821-823.
7. Photographic copy of photograph (from original 4 x 5 black and white print in the Army Port Contractors' 'Completion Report' at the Engineering Office, Oakland Army Base, California). Photograph taken January 28, 1942 by unknown photographer. AT CENTER RIGHT, SOUTH AND EAST SIDES OBLIQUE VIEW OF POST HEADQUARTERS BUILDING (ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, BLDG. 1) TAKEN FROM EAST SIDE OF MARITIME STREET.
8. Photographic copy of photograph (from original 4 x 5 black and white print in the Army Port Contractors' 'Completion Report' at the Engineering Office, Oakland Army Base, California). Photograph taken May 13, 1942 by unknown photographer. BIRDS-EYE VIEW FROM THE SOUTH OF PRINTING PLANT (STOREHOUSE, BLDG. 85) AT CENTER TOP; STOREHOUSE (BLDG. 88) AT TOP RIGHT; GENERAL PURPOSE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING (BLDG. 90) AT CENTER.
9. Aerial Photograph, View of Oakland Army Base


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