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Fort Barry, Bonita Ridge Access Road, Retaining Wall, Point Bonita, Marin Headlands, Sausalito, Marin County, CA



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Location
Marin Headlands, Sausalito+vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2794-B
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
National Register Number: 73000255
Significance: The Retaining Wall is important for its support role in the seacoast defenses of the San Francisco Bay. It is a contributing element to the Forts Baker, Barry, and Cronkhite National Register Historic Dsitrict. The retaining wall functioned as a physical support for the former tramway hoist engine house, which aided in the transportation of construction materials to Point Bonita for the construction of Point Bonita Military Reservation's (Fort Barry) batteries and post buildings between 1901 and 1910, and later for the Signal Corps Radar 296 Station 5 Transmitter Building (HABS CA-2794-A) during WWII.

Subjects
Retaining Walls
Military Facilities
Service Roads


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Contextual view of Bonita Ridge Access Road Retaining Wall, showing concrete stairway and ramp with Army Fire Control Station (Buildings 621 and 622) at far left, camera facing southwest
Oblique view of Bonita Ridge Access Road Retaining Wall, showing southernmost portion of intact wall and portion of concrete drainage ditch from Signal Corps Radar 296 Station 5 Transmitter Building foundation above, camera facing west-north
View of middle portion of Bonita Ridge Access Road Retaining Wall, showing Signal Corps Radar 296 Station 5 Tower concrete pier (top center), camera facing northwest
View of northern end of Bonita Ridge Access Road Retaining Wall, camera facing northwest
Detail view of reinforced concrete of Bonita Ridge Access Road Retaining Wall, camera facing northwest
Detail view of Bonita Ridge Access Road Retaining Wall showing drainpipes, camera facing northwest


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