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U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Headquarters, Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet, Intersection of Halawa & Makalapa Drives, Makalapa, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, HI



B&W Photos

HB380234
Northwest (front) & Southwest (side) Elevations

HB380235
Southwest (side) & Southeast (rear) Elevations

HB380236
Southeast (rear) & Northeast (side) Elevations

HB380237
Southeast (rear) & Northeast (side) Elevations (closer View)

HB380238
Northwest (front), Looking Toward North End, Oblique View

HB380239
Northwest (front), Looking Toward West End, Oblique View

HB380240
Entrance, Northwest Front

HB380241
Grounds


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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS HI-32
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1943 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1978 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1984 subsequent work
National Register Number: 87001295
Significance: Facility 250 is significant as the headquarters of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, who was both the Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet and the Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas during WWII. This building, which lies outside the Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark (NHL) boundary, was designated an individual NHL in 1987. ... The building is also significant since it displays two distinctive types and periods of construction. The lower three floors were of concrete construction (with the basement and first floor having 4'-thick walls), while the upper stories, added in 1943-44, were built of wood. This reflects the two periods of WWII construction; the bombproof original portion shows the defensive construction of the early war years, and the wooden addition if representative of the period when the U.S. was on the offensive and had no fear of an attack by the Japanese...

Subjects
Offices


Related Names
Nimitz, Admiral. Chester W.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTHWEST (FRONT) & SOUTHWEST (SIDE) ELEVATIONS
2. SOUTHWEST (SIDE) & SOUTHEAST (REAR) ELEVATIONS
3. SOUTHEAST (REAR) & NORTHEAST (SIDE) ELEVATIONS
4. SOUTHEAST (REAR) & NORTHEAST (SIDE) ELEVATIONS (CLOSER VIEW)
5. NORTHWEST (FRONT), LOOKING TOWARD NORTH END, OBLIQUE VIEW
6. NORTHWEST (FRONT), LOOKING TOWARD WEST END, OBLIQUE VIEW
7. ENTRANCE, NORTHWEST FRONT
8. GROUNDS
Photocopy of photograph (original photograph located in National Park Service, U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, 14th Naval District Photograph Collection), 14th ND PHOG No. N.H. 82807.U.S. Navy photograph, September 1942.FACILITY 250 UNDER CONSTRUCTION, BEFORE TWO ADDITIONAL WOOD-FRAMED STORIES WERE ADDED TO THE ROOF.
Photocopy of photograph (original photograph located in National Park Service, U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, 14th Naval District Photograph Collection), 14th ND PHOG no. PH 00-46.U.S. Navy photograph, 1946.FACILITY 250 AT MAKALAPA WITH ADDED WOOD-FRAMED STORIES.
OBLIQUE EXTERIOR FROM CORNER OF MAKALAPA DRIVE AND LUAPELE DRIVE.
THIRD-FLOOR GUN EMPLACEMENT ON WEST CORNER.
INTERIOR DETAIL ON FIRST FLOOR, SHOWING PIER WALL WITH TYPICAL WINDOW AND DOOR OPENINGS.
INTERIOR OF STAIR PASSAGE TO TUNNEL, LOOKING FROM TOP TOWARDS BOTTOM.
INTERIOR OF STAIR PASSAGE TO TUNNEL, LOOKING FROM BOTTOM TOWARDS TOP.
INTERIOR OF TUNNEL WITH STAIR PASSAGE ENTERING ON RIGHT.


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