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Golden Gate International Exposition, Palace of Fine and Decorative Arts & Annex, California Avenue, Treasure Island, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



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Item Title


Location
Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2785-B
Building/structure dates: 1938 initial construction
Significance: It is significant as one of the best remaining examples of buildings constructed on Treasure Island as part of the 1939-40 Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE). The building served as the Palace of Fine and Decorative Arts during the GGIE and was constructed to serve as one of two hangar buildings built for the San Francisco airport that was planned for the island. The building is a successful example of Art Moderns style commercial architecture from the late 1930s and retains integrity to its period of significance between 1938 and 1940.

Subjects
Art Moderne Architectural Elements
Tourism
Exposition Grounds


Related Names
Kelham, George William
Day, William Peyton


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Contextual view of the Palace of Fine and Decorative Arts from Yerba Buena Island, showing Hall of Transportation at far right, camera facing northwest
Contextual view of facade (northwest side), camera facing southeast
Oblique view, showing northwest and southwest sides, camera facing southeast
Oblique view, showing southeast and northeast sides and attached Building 111 (Fire Station) left, camera facing northwest
View of northeast side, camera facing southwest
Detail of northwest at northeast corner, camera facing southwest
Detail of main entrance on northwest side of building, camera facing southeast
Detail of main entrance, camera facing southeast
Interior view of main lobby, camera facing northwest
Interior view of hangar space, camera facing southeast
Interior view of hangar space, camera facing southwest
Interior view showing detail of truss, camera facing southeast
Interior view showing detail of truss, camera facing southeast


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