Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Temporary Storage, Railroad Avenue near Eighteenth Street, Vallejo, Solano County, CA
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Railroad Avenue near Eighteenth Street, Vallejo, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CA-1543-CU
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
National Register Number: 96001058
Significance: Building 776, built in 1943, 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 776, however, is outside the landmark and within the Mare Island Historic District. Building 776 was constructed as a storage building for the fire station located within the Naval Ammunition Depot. It is a contributing element of successful base operations at Mare Island and is an increasingly rare example of a temporary wood-framed building constructed on the island during WWII.
War (World War II)
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
Detail of covered porch at northwest end of northeast front, view to south
Interior overview toward the northwest
Detail of wood framing, window, and roll up door on the northeast front wall
Looking west from near the roll up door on the northeast front, showing doorway to an enclosed workshop at the right
Bench, door, and moldings detail in the enclosed work shop, view to east
TEMPORARY STORAGE BUILDING NO. 776; FLOOR PLAN, SECTION, AND ELECTRIC LIGHTING SERVICE (Also includes a plot plan). Navy Yard, Mare Island, California. P.W. (Public Works) drawing no. 18048-1, approved May 5, 1942; file no. 776-CR-1. Various scales. Revised May 19, 1942. 42 cm x 72 cm. Pencil on velllum.
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