Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Magazine, Tyler Road south of golf course, Vallejo, Solano County, CA
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Tyler Road south of golf course, Vallejo, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CA-1543-AB
National Register Number: 75002103
Significance: Building A147 is one of six nearly flat roofed, reinforced concrete high explosive magazines. The magazines (built in 1931) were located in a secluded area along the southwestern based of the hills on the west side of Mare Island. The most pronounced change in the ammunition depot, during the years between the World Wars, was the expansion of magazines into two new areas. First area was into the hills of the golf course and the second around the southern tip and along the west shore of Mare Island. The construction of new magazines during this period fall into two periods, 1927 and 1931-1938 and are easily differentiated by geographical location and style. Construction of A147, A148, A149, A150, A151, and A152 was the first in a series of standardized concrete magazines built during this second phase of magazine construction. Another 14 magazine would be built during the following eight years. Building A147 is a contributing element of the Mare Island Historic District having excellent historical integrity with approximately 95% of the original building existing.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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