Title:Benicia Arsenal, Powder Magazine No. 5, Junction of Interstate Highways 680 & 780, Benicia, Solano County, CA
Building No. 14: Benicia-Martinez Bridge Maintenance Yard
Creator/Contributor:Historic American Buildings Survey, creator, creator.
Creator/Contributor:Andersen, Ed, photographer.
Exterior and interior views and blueprint of the arsenal (built in 1903), taken shortly before its demolition.
Date:July 15, 1986 (issued)
Arsenals -- California -- Benicia -- Photographs
Powder magazines -- Photographs
Military architecture -- California -- Benicia
Benicia (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc -- Pictorial works
Title from report.
Photographs taken by Ed Andersen for the Historic American Buildings Survey of the National Park Service (HABS CA-1839).
Survey number: HABS CA-1839.
Building/structure dates: 1903 Initial Construction.
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 76000534.
Also available online via the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Significance: Part of post-Spanish-American War spurt in building, this powder magazine was part of a pair (see CA-1839-1).
Building #13 (Powder Magazine No. 4) was demolished for a freeway intersection. / The Benicia Arsenal Powder Magazine was
one of two such outlying buildings erected in 1903. The Benicia Arsenal is a National Register historic district and a California
State Historic Landmark. This building was determined to lie outside the boundaries of both Landmarks and not to be individually
eligible for inclusion in the National Register. Nonetheless, the California Department of Transportation and the California
State Historic Preservation Officer agreed that the building should be recorded prior to its demolition for its associative
values, so that there would be a record of its existence entered with the HABS records for the Benicia Arsenal.
21 photographic prints : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. + report.
BANC PIC 1990.056--PIC