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Building 427, Combined Primary Station, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Jefferson County, WA



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Item Title


Location
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WA-153
Building/structure dates: 1908 initial construction
Significance: A part of the fire control system developed to enhance the coast defense fortifications built by the U.S. during the early 1900's. / Building 427 is a rare example of the combined primary station, a specialized building developed in the early 1900's to aid in the management of coast defense gun batteries. It also exhibits a construction technique that was once common in coast defenses prior to World War I.

Subjects
Fire Prevention
Fire Stations
Forts & Fortifications


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WEST FRONT
2. WEST FRONT AND NORTH SIDE
3. NORTH SIDE
4. NORTH SIDE AND EAST REAR
5. EAST SIDE (REAR)
6. SOUTH SIDE AND WEST FRONT
7. WEST FRONT AND SOUTH SIDE
8. FIRST FLOOR, SHOWING CONCRETE OBSERVATION TELESCOPE PYLON
9. SECOND FLOOR OBSERVATION ROOM SHOWING CONCRETE TELESCOPE PYLON
10. SECOND FLOOR OBSERVATION ROOM SHOWING STAIR LANDING AND CONCRETE PYLON


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