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Naval Training Station, Senior Officers' Quarters District, Naval Station Treasure Island, Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



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Location
Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1793-A
Significance: The Senior Officer's Quarters Historic District is significant at the local level for its association with the early development of military facilities on the West Coast. The period of significance is 1900-1947. Although short-lived as a training station (1898-1923), Yerba Buena Island was essential in the establishment of a modern American naval presence on the West Coast. 1 of 4 such facilities, Yerba Buena Island quickly became a key naval training station while it operated, and continued to play an important role in the military presence on the island after its re-designation as a "Receiving Ship" in 1923. The Senior Officer's Quarters Historic District represents the major nexus of the historic building stock on the island and is significant for its association with the establishment of the Navy training station and its role during the WWII-era "Receiving Ship." Additionally, the district is significant as an example of the Classical Revival style, popular in the Bay Area during the 1890s and prevalent in late 19th and early 20th century officer's quarters throughout the armed services.

Subjects
Classical Revival Architectural Elements
War (World War II)
Naval Yards & Naval Stations


Related Names
Prindle, F. C.
Dickens, F. W.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Contextual view of district with Quarters 1, 2, 3, and 4 in view, camera facing northwest
Contextual view of district with Quarters 1, 2, and 3 in view, as well as Whiting Way, camera facing southwest
Contextual view of Quarters 1 and 2, with landscape elements visible, camera facing southwest
Contextual view of rear side of district, showing Quarters 2 and 3 with rear central lawn in view, camera facing southeast, also shows close proximity of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
View of rear side of Quarters 2 and 3, with former location of greenhouse in foreground, camera facing east
View of rear side of Quarters 1, 2, and 3 and Building 83 on lower right center, with lawn in foreground, camera facing southeast
View of rear side of district along Interior Street, Garden Way, with Quarters 2, 3, and 4 in view, camera facing northeast
View of Whiting Way between Building 83, 205, and 230, looking towards Quarters 1, camera facing east
View of Whiting Way, looking towards Building 83, 205, and 230, camera facing west
View of Whiting Way with landscaping shown on both sides of the street, camera facing west
Contextual view of Quarters 6 and 7 taken from Quarters 5, camera facing southwest
View of formal garden behind Quarters 1, main terrace with fountain in view, Quarters 1 in background, camera facing southeast
View of brick stairs leading from Quarters 1 to formal garden, camera facing southwest
View of main terrace with fountain, showing Quarters 1 in center left, camera facing southeast
View of main terrace showing rear fountain, camera facing west
View of main terrace showing rear fountain, taken from the north side, camera facing south
View of main terrace with mature tree, camera facing southeast
View of main terrace retaining wall with mature tree on left center, camera facing southeast
View of rear gardens, taken from second-floor landing of Quarters 3, camera facing west
View of interior terraced gardens behind Quarters 2, 3, 4, and 5, camera facing northwest


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