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Naval Training Station, Senior Officers' Quarters District, Quarters No. 5, Naval Station Treasure Island, 5 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-F
Building/structure dates: 1901 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1950 subsequent work
Significance: Quarters 5 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): 
View of north (front) side, camera facing southwest
View of west side, camera facing east
Oblique view of north and west sides, camera facing southeast
View of west side, camera facing east
Interior, view of living and dining room, with a replacement fireplace, camera facing southwest
Interior, view of original fireplace in second story bedroom, camera facing northwest, these fireplaces were typical throughout Quarters 2, 3, 4, and 5


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