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U.S. Naval Hospital, Administration Building, Park Boulevard, Balboa Park, San Diego, San Diego County, CA



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Item Title


Location
Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1548-A
Building/structure dates: 1920 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1926 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1927 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1942 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1948 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1952 subsequent work
Significance: The buildings of the original US Naval Hospital in San Diego, considered as a landscaped ensemble, form a regionally significant work of historical architecture. The groups is noteworthy for its harmonious architectural styling, unified planning, and spectacular siting. The Administration Building, with its two Mission-style towers, is the most prominent building of the group and was intended to express the group's architectural theme. The Administration Building is a contributing structure in the group, but is not individually significant.

Subjects
Administration Buildings
Naval Hospitals


Related Names
U.S. Navy Bureau Of Docks & Yards
W.E. Kier Construction Company
William Simpson Construction Company
Partridge, William
Globe Electric
Merritt Plumbing


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WEST FRONT
2. WEST FRONT FROM RIGHT
3. SOUTH SIDE
4. EAST SIDE OVERALL
5. NORTH SIDE
6. FRONT WEST SIDE FROM LEFT
7. ROOF TOP PENTHOUSE OVERALL
8. NORTH TOWER, EAST SIDE FROM ROOF
9. NORTH TOWER FRAMED BY ARCH
10. NORTH TOWER AND BALCONY, WEST SIDE DETAIL
11. WEST ENTRANCE PORTICO
12. WEST SINGLE TRANSOMED ENTRANCE WAY
13. BALCONY LOOKING NORTH
14. CORRIDOR LOOKING NORTH
15. LOBBY LOOKING SOUTH
16. LOBBY LOOKING NORTH
17. LOBBY RECEIPTION AREA
18. LOBBY STAIRWAY
19. MAILROOM ENTRY
20. FOUNDATION PLAN, DRAWING NO. 91015
21. FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR PLANS, DRAWING NO. 91016
22. THIRD AND FOURTH FLOOR PLANS, DRAWING NO. 91017
23. THIRD, FOURTH, AND SOLARIUM FLOOR PLANS, HEATING, DRAWING NO. 92214
24. SOLARIUM AND ROOF PLAN, DRAWING NO. 91018
25. WEST (FRONT) AND EAST (COURT) ELEVATIONS, DRAWING NO. 91019
26. SECTIONS AND (NORTH) ELEVATION, DRAWING NO. 91020
27. SECTIONS AND DETAILS, DRAWING NO. 91021


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