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Mare Island Naval Shipyard, South Fire Station, 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-CX
Building/structure dates: 1941 initial construction
National Register Number: 96001058
Significance: Building 726, built in 1941, is considered significant for its association with U.S. Naval history and the Mare Island Shipyard (MINSY), the first naval installation on the west coast. Portions of MINSY comprise a National Historic Landmark. Building 726, however, is outside the landmark, but is part of Mare Island Historic District. It was constructed to provide fire protection to the facilities on the south end of Mare Island. It is a contributing element of the successful base operations at Mare Island and is one of two Art Moderne-style fire stations built on the island during WWII.

Subjects
War (World War II)
Fire Stations
Military Facilities


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Looking west along Railroad Avenue toward the Fire House, visible in the center distance, behind the left Sentry House. The historic Marine Barracks (Building 930) is also visible at the far left, and Building 1296 in the right distance
Northeast front, Building 776 is visible behind the Fire Station at the far left
Southeast side
Southwest rear
Northwest side, with Sentry House No. A-272 visible at far left
Interior view of the Fire Truck Bay, to southwest, brass fire pole at center, descending from the second floor living quarters
Staircase to second floor living quarters, note light fixture
Former second floor living quarters, view to the north showing the fire pole
Dining room, looking south toward the kitchen, at southwest rear of second floor
Kitchen, looking northeast into the dining room
Bathroom, second floor, looking northeast
SOUTH FIRE HOUSE, PLANS AND DETAILS, BUILDING NO. 726 (Also includes a plot plan). Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA. Y & D (Yards and Docks) drawing no. 282850, approved October 23, 194_ (year not given); file no. 726-CR-1; stamped "Record drawing to accompany technical report on contract no. 4550, project no. 16." Various scales. 71 cm x 86 cm. Ink on vellum.
SOUTH FIRE HOUSE, ELEVATIONS AND DETAILS, BUILDING NO. 726. Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA. Y & D (Yards and Docks) drawing no. 282851, approved October 23, 194_ (year not given); file no. 726-CR-2; stamped "Record drawing to accompany technical report on contract no. 4550, project no. 16." Various scales. 71 cm x 86 cm. Ink on vellum.
SOUTH FIRE HOUSE, FIRST FLOOR FRAMING AND DETAILS, BUILDING NO. 726 (Also includes a foundation plan). Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA. Y & D (Yards & Docks) drawing no. 282852, approved October 22, 194_ (year not given); file no. 726-S-1; stamped "Record drawing to accompany technical report on contract no. 4550, project no. 16." Various scales. 71 cm x 86 cm. Ink on vellum.


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