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Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Firehouse, Vallejo, Solano County, CA



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Item Title
Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Firehouse, Vallejo, Solano County, CA

Location
Firehouse, Vallejo, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1543-I
Building/structure dates: 1900 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1916
National Register Number: 75002103
Significance: Building 99 was constructed in 1900 on the northeast corner of California Avenue and Central Street, was moved in 1916 to its present location to allow extension of ship Building Ways No. 1 for construction of the battleship USS CALIFORNIA. This structure was the first building constructed on Mare Island utilizing steel frame construction and was also one of the first buildings constructed by Commander R.C. Hollyday, Civil Engineering Corps, United States Navy, after the earthquake of 1898, as part of the general reconstruction of the Yard. Its brick arch forms make reference to earlier masonry construction of a classical revival style. It is considered a contributing element of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard National Historic Landmark.

Related Names
Hollyday, Comdr. Carmichael


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-A-1, GRANITE WORKS FOR FIRE ENGINE HOUSE, AUGUST 1899. NOTE THAT THIS PHOTOCOPY IS OF A MICROFILM ENLARGEMENT; ORIGINAL DRAWING LOST.
2. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-A-2, PLAN PROPOSED FOR FIRE ENGINE HOUSE, MAY 1899.
3. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-A-3, PLAN PROPOSED FOR FIRE ENGINE HOUSE (ELEVATIONS AND SECTIONS), MAY 1899.
4. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-A-4, PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-A-4, BUILDING 99 PROPOSED RELOCATION, JANUARY 1916.
5. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-A-5, SHOP DRAWING-DETAIL OF GUTTER FOR FIRE ENGINE HOUSE, MAY 1900.
6. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-A-6, ADDITION TO BUILDING 99 FOR FIRE TRUCK, MARCH 1941.
7. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-A-8, ALTERATIONS AND REPAIRS TO BUILDINGS 99 AND 99A, NOVEMBER 1982.
8. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-E-1, BUILDING 99 REWIRING PLAN FOR LIGHTING, NOVEMBER 1925.
9. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-E-2, BUILDING 99 AND 99A ELECTRICAL LIGHTING CONTROL, JANUARY 1957.
10. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-E-3, BUILDING 99 AND 99A ELECTRICAL LIGHTING REVISIONS, NOVEMBER 1957.
11. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-S-1, FIRE ENGINE HOUSE, FOUNDATION PLAN, MARCH 1900. NOTE THAT THIS PHOTOCOPY IS OF A MICROFILM ENLARGEMENT, ORIGINAL DRAWING LOST.
12. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-S-2, SHOP DRAWING, DETAIL OF COLUMNS FOR FIRE ENGINE HOUSE, APRIL 1900.
13. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-S-3, SHOP DRAWING, DETAIL OF TRUSSES FOR FIRE ENGINE HOUSE, MAY 1900.
14. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-S-4, SHOP DRAWING, DETAIL OF BEAMS FOR FIRE ENGINE HOUSE, APRIL 1900.
15. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-S-5, SHOP DRAWING, DETAIL OF BEAMS FOR FIRE ENGINE HOUSE, MAY 1900.
16. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-S-6, SHOP DRAWING, DETAIL OF HOISTING BEAM FOR FIRE ENGINE HOUSE, MAY 1900.
17. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-S-7, SHOP DRAWING, DETAIL OF PURLINS FOR FIRE ENGINE HOUSE, MAY 1900.
18. PHOTOCOPY OF DRAWING 99-S-8, SHOP DRAWING, SWAY RODS FOR FIRE ENGINE HOUSE, JUNE 1900.
19. PHOTOGRAPH OF EAST FRONT OF BUILDINGS 99 AND 99A FOR CONTEXT. BUILDING 65 IS AT LEFT.
20. PHOTOGRAPH OF EAST FRONT.
21. PHOTOGRAPH OF WEST REAR.
22. PHOTOGRAPH OF FIRST FLOOR SHOWING SPIRAL STAIR FROM ENGINE ROOM TO SECOND FLOOR DORMITORY.
23. PHOTOGRAPH OF FIRST FLOOR SHOWING FIREMEN'S POLE FROM SECOND FLOOR DORMITORY.
24. PHOTOGRAPH OF FIRST FLOOR. NOTE BRACKETS ON CENTER COLUMN WHERE BRASS STATUS GAGES WERE MOUNTED TO MONITOR STEAM AND WATER PRESSURES IN YARD MAINS. SEE PHOTO CA-2294-25.
25. PHOTOGRAPH OF BRASS STATUS GAGES NOW IN THE DISPATCH OFFICE, FIRST FLOOR.
26. PHOTOGRAPH OF TRUSS (BOTTOM CHORD) AND TIE ROD CONNECTION, SECOND FLOOR.
27. PHOTOCOPY OF PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING SITE OF RELOCATION OF BUILDING 99 TO SOUTH OF BUILDING 99A. DATE: PRE-1916. PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN. THIS PHOTO IS AN ENLARGEMENT FROM A 4'x5' NEGATIVE.
28. PHOTOCOPY OF PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING START OF RELOCATION OF BUILDING 99. BUILDING WAYS NO. 1 WITH BATTLESHIP USS CALIFORNIA SHOWN BEHIND. DATE: 1916. PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN. THIS PHOTO IS AN ENLARGEMENT FROM A 4'x5' NEGATIVE.
29. PHOTOCOPY OF PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING PROCESS OF RELOCATION OF BUILDING 99. DATE: 1916. PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN. THIS PHOTO IS AN ENLARGEMENT FROM A 4'x5' NEGATIVE.
30. PHOTOCOPY OF PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING BUILDING 99 AT SITE SOUTH OF 99A PRIOR TO SETTING ON FOUNDATION. DATE: APRIL 10, 1916. PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN. THIS PHOTO IS AN ENLARGEMENT FROM A 4'x5' NEGATIVE.
31. PHOTOCOPY OF PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING PERIOD FIRE ENGINE AND PERSONNEL IN FRONT OF BUILDING 99. DATE: FEBRUARY 29, 1924. PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN. THIS PHOTO IS AN ENLARGEMENT FROM A 4'x5' NEGATIVE.
32. PHOTOCOPY OF PHOTOGRAPH OF HORSE-DRAWN FIRE ENGINE AT BUILDING 99. DATE: OCTOBER 13, 1914. PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN.
33. PHOTOCOPY OF PHOTOGRAPH OF INTERIOR SHOWING PERIOD FIRE ENGINE, BANK OF GAGES AND OTHER DETAILS. DATE: AUGUST 15, 1919. PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN. THIS PHOTO IS AN ENLARGEMENT OF A 4'x 5' NEGATIVE.
34. PHOTOCOPY OF PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING PERIOD FIRE ENGINE IN FRONT OF BUILDING 99. NOTE ORIGINAL DOORS ON EAST FRONT. DATE: JANUARY 6, 1938. PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN. THIS PHOTO IS AN ENLARGEMENT FROM A 4'x5' NEGATIVE.


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