Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Magazine No. 1, Railroad Avenue, west side near Maseda Road, Vallejo, Solano County, CA
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west side near Maseda Road, Vallejo, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CA-1543-B
National Register Number: 75002103
Significance: Part of naval complex. / Building A1 is a contributing element of the Mare Island Historic District. Building A1 is one of the key elements of the historic Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Its significance is measured in superlatives. It is significant historically as the second oldest building at Mare Island, as the oldest naval magazine facility on the West Coast, and as one of the oldest military buildings anywhere in California. It is also the key building in the Ammunition Depot area of Mare Island, one of the more important functional elements in the operations of the shipyard. Architecturally, Building A1 is the best example of the early sandstone masonry construction used in the Ammunition Depot.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. EXTERIOR, GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTH
2. EXTERIOR, NORTHEAST FRONT
3. EXTERIOR, DETAIL OF QUOINS
4. EXTERIOR, DECORATIVE EMBLEM OVER ENTRANCE
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