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Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Guard House & Barracks, Railroad Avenue near Eighteenth Street, Vallejo, Solano County, CA



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Location
Railroad Avenue near Eighteenth Street, Vallejo, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1543-CW
Building/structure dates: 1941 initial construction
National Register Number: 96001058
Significance: Building 930, built in 1941, is considered significant for its association with U.S. Naval history and the Mare Island Naval Shipyard (MINSY), the first naval installation on the west coast. Portions of MINSY comprise a National Historic Landmark. Building 930, however, is outside the landmark and within the Mare Island Historic District. This building was initially constructed as a guard house and barracks for the Marine Security Detachment unit that provided security for the Naval Ammunition Depot during WWII. It is a contributing element of the successful base operations at Mare Island and is a representative example of barracks design, construction methods and materials used at the island during WWII.

Subjects
War (World War II)
Barracks
Guardhouses


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
A view looking southeast along Railroad Avenue, at the left and center are the Marine Barracks (Building 930) and the two sentry posts, the South Fire House is at the far right
Northeast front, southeastern end, showing the one story boiler room wing in the left distance, and the two story lounge wind closest to the camera, the walk to the main entrance is visible at the far right
Northeast front, central part, with a flag hanging from the second floor balcony
Northeast front, looking obliquely to the northwest two story wing, view to west
Northeast front, northwestern end
Northwest side, northeast part, looking southeast, note fire alarm box at right
northwest side, southwest part
Southwest rear, northwest part, looking obliquely to the north, also showing Sentry Post A272 at the left
Southwest rear, central part
Southwest rear, southeast part, showing the entrance to the boiler room
Southeast side, from the ball field
Detail of southeast main entrance
Paved walk leading from Railroad Avenue to the southeast main entrance, view is to the northeast with the Mare Island Strait visible in the distance
Northeast front, looking northwest along the ground floor covered porch
Northeast front, looking northwest along the second floor balcony
Detail of fire alarm boxes located adjacent to the entrance of the northwest wing
Northwest stairway of Building 930, to southwest
Looking down the southeast stairway from the second floor, also showing a double window
Detail of screened door to furnace room 1-1 near the southeast main entrance, view is to the east, through the doorway to the lounge
Hallway on the first floor of the southeast wing, showing doors, door frames, and the painted hollow core ceramic blocks of the walls, view is to the southwest
First floor bathroom, northwest wing, showing hollow core ceramic interior walls, concrete exterior wall, and exposed plumbing above
Water heaters, storage tank, and electrical panels in the boiler room, south corner of the ground floor
GUARD HOUSE AND SOUTH FIRE HOUSE, VICINITY MAP. (Shows the Guard House and Barracks, and South Fire House in relation to nearby roads, railroad tracks, and the piers). Navy Yard, Mare Island, California. P.W. Drawing No. C-1899, approved 1941; file no. 930-C-1. Scale one inch to forty feet. 72 cn x 97 cm. Ink on vellum
GUARD HOUSE AND BARRACKS, ELEVATIONS AND SECTIONS. Navy Department, Bureau of Yards 7 Docks, Navy Yard, Mare Island, California. Albert F. Roller, Architect, San Francisco, CA H.J. Brunnier, Structural Engineer, Sharon Building, San Francisco, CA. Sheet 3 of 15, accompanying contract no. 4675. Submitted May 8, 1941, last revised July 14, 1941; file no. 930-CR-5. Scale one eigth inch to one foot. 73 cm x 129 cm. Black line print
BUILDING A-196 BARRACKS, FIRST FLOOR PLAN. Naval Guided Missile and Tactical Data System School, Naval Schools Command, Mare Island, California. Milton T. Pflueger, Architect, 580 Market Street, San Francisco, CA. Sheet 126 of 145, specification 36050-61, approved for the Bureau of Yards and Docks, October 26, 1961. Yards and Docks drawing no. 892274; DPWO drawing no. B-75274; file no. 930-CR-1. 72 cm x 98 xm. Sepia tone print
BUILDING A-196 BARRACKS, SECOND FLOOR PLAN. Naval Guided Missile and Tactical Data System School, Naval Schools Command, Mare Island, CA. Milton T. Pflueger, Architect, 580 Market Street, San Francisco, CA. Sheet 127 to 145, specification 36050/61, approved for the Bureau of Yards and Docks, October 26, 1961. Yards and Docks drawing no. 892275; DPWO drawing no. B-75275; file no. 930-CR-2. 72 cm x 98 cm. Sepia tone print
GUARD HOUSE AND BARRACKS; SECOND FLOOR PLAN AND DOOR FRAME AND WINDOW DETAILS. Navy Department, Bureau of Yards & Docks, Navy Yard, Mar Island, CA. Albert F. Roller, Architect, San Francisco, CA. H.J. Brunnier, Structural Engineer, Sharon Building, San Francisco, CA. Sheet 2 of 15, accompanying specification Noy-4675. Submitted May 8, 1941, last revised July 14, 1941. Yards & Docks drawing no. 160687; P.W. (Public Works) drawing no. 10388-26; file no. 930-CR-4. Scale one eighth inch to one foot (floor plan) and 3 inches to one foot (details). 73 cm x 129 cm. Ink on vellum
GUARD HOUSE AND BARRACKS, SECTIONS AND DETAILS. Navy Department, Bureau of Yards & Docks, Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA. H.J. Brunnier, Structural Engineer, Sharon Building, San Francisco, CA. Sheet 7 of 15, accompanying specification Noy-4675. Submitted May 8, 1941, last revised July 7, 1941. Yards & Docks drawing no. 160692; P.W. (Public Works) drawing no. 10388-31; file no. 930-CR-7. Scale three eighths inch to one foot. 73 cm x 129 cm. Ink on vellum
GUARD HOUSE AND BARRACKS, ROOF FRAMING DETAILS. Navy Department, Bureau of Yards & Docks, Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA. H.J. Brunnier, Structural Engineer, Sharon Building, San Francisco, CA. Sheet 9 of 15, accompanying specification Noy-4675. Submitted May 8, 1941, last revised July 7, 1941. Yards & Docks drawing no. 160694; P.W. (Public Works) drawing no. 10388-33; file no. 930-S-4. Scale three eighths inch to one foot. 73 cm x 129 cm. Black line print


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