Naval Training Station, Senior Officers' Quarters District, Quarters No. 1, Naval Station Treasure Island, 1 Whiting Way, Yerb, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA
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Yerb, San Francisco, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CA-1793-B
Building/structure dates: 1900 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1934 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1950 subsequent work
See also HAER No. CA-233-A for additional documentation of this structure (KEY 2/5/2004).
Significance: Quarters 1 is significant as part of the Senior Officers' Quarters District. 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 it was decommissioned 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.
Classical Revival Architectural Elements
War (World War II)
Naval Yards & Naval Stations
Prindle, F. C.
Dickens, F. W.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
Contextual view of Quarters 1, with landscape and greensward in foreground, camera facing southeast, also in view if portion of Quarters 2, located on the right center of photograph
Oblique view of east and north side of building, camera facing southwest
Oblique view of south and portion of east (front) side with solarium in view, camera facing northwest
Oblique view of north and west sides, with east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in background, camera facing southeast
Oblique view of north and west sides, showing ell on west side, camera facing southeast
View of west (rear) side, showing two story bay, camera facing east
Detail of portico located on east side of building, camera facing southeast
Detail of main entrance, camera facing southwest
View of two story bay, showing rear entrance, camera facing northeast
Detail of west side, showing the second-story of two story bay and standing-seam metal roof, camera facing northeast
Detail of chimney stack, camera facing northeast
Interior, view of main entrance hall with main entrance door, camera facing northeast
Interior, view of reception hall and rear entry doors, camera facing southwest
Interior, view of pocket doors separating central hall and dining room, with interior finishes in view, camera facing northwest
Interior, view of central hall staircase and elevator in background, camera facing southwest
Interior, view of solarium located on first floor, southeast corner, camera facing east
Interior, view of second floor room, camera facing west
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