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Naval Training Station, Senior Officers' Quarters District, Quarters No. 4, Naval Station Treasure Island, 4 Whiting Way, Yerb, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



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Location
Yerb, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1793-E
Building/structure dates: 1901 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1950 subsequent work
Significance: Quarters 4 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 decommissioned in 1923. The Senior Officers' Quarters District represents the major nexus of the historical building stock on the island during this period and is significant for its association with the establishment of the Navy training station and its role as a WWII-era "Receiving Ship." The district is also significant as a representative example of residential military architecture.

Subjects
War (World War II)
Officers' Quarters
Naval Yards & Naval Stations


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Oblique view of east and south side, camera facing northwest
Oblique view of south and west (rear) sides, camera facing northeast
Oblique view of north and west (rear) sides, camera facing southeast
Interior, view of central hall staircase showing bracketed stair, square balusters and fluted newel post, camera facing southwest
Interior view of central hall from second floor, with landing and Palladian window at landing in view, the Palladian window appears in Quarters 2, 3, 4, and 5, although Quarters 4 is the only window with its original light arrangement still intact
Interior, view of servant's stair hall, camera facing northwest
Interior, view of third floor room, with original flooring, camera facing northwest, this was typical of the rooms on the third floor before the rehabilitation by the Navy in the 1950s and 1960s


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