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Fort Barry, Signal Corps Radar 296, Station 5, Transmitter Building Foundation, Point Bonita, Marin Headlands, Sausalito, Marin County, CA



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Location
Marin Headlands, Sausalito%2Bvicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2794-A
Building/structure dates: 1943 initial construction
National Register Number: 73000255
Significance: The S.C.R. 296 Station 5 Transmitter Building Foundation is important for its supporting role in the seacoast defenses of the San Francisco Bay. Station 5 supported the S.C.R. 296, a highly sensitive, precision fire-control radar that quickly and accurately determined the range and azimuth (horizontal angular distance) of a ship and transmitted this information to a battery's gun pointer dials. This structure is a contributing element to the Forts Baker, Barry and Cronkhite National Register Historic District

Subjects
Military Facilities
Radars


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Contextual view of Point Bonita Ridge, showing Bonita Ridge access road retaining wall and location of Signal Corps Radar (S.C.R.) 296 Station 5 Transmitter Building foundation (see stake at center left), camera facing north
View looking down on Signcal Corps Radar (S.C.R.) 296 Station 5 Transmitter Building foundation from ridge, camera facing south
View of Signal Corps Radar (S.C.R.) 296 Station 5 Transmitter Building foundation, showing Fire Control Stations (Buildings 621 and 622) and concrete stairway (top left) camera facing southwest
Detail view of southeast corner of Signal Corps Radar (S.C.R.) 296 Station 5 Transmitter Building foundation, showing Signal Corps Radar (S.C.R.) 296 Station 5 Tower concrete pier in background, camera facing north
Detail view of northwest side of Signal Corps Radar (S.C.R.) 296 Station 5 Transmitter Building foundation, showing portion of concrete gutter drainage system and asphalt floor tiles, camera facing north
Location plan for Signal Corps Radar (S.C.R.) 296 Station 5, October 8, 1943
Topography adjacent to Signal Corps Radar (S.C.R.) 296 Station 5, showing conditions before construction, May 28, 1943, this drawing shows the Bonita Ridge access road retaining wall and general conditions at Bonita Ridge before the construction of Signal Corps Radar (S.C.R.) 296 Station 5
Topographic and location map of Bonita Point Coast Guard and lighthouse station, June 1940, this drawing shows the Bonita Ridge access road retaining wall and general conditions at Fort Barry and Bonita Ridge (upper left) before the construction of Signal Corps Radar (S.C.R.) 296 Station 5


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