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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:47 AM
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by Eric last modified Aug 05, 2011

Scott T. has been doing some more architectural detective work, this time for some Bruce Goff works. Well, he found some cool stuff and sent the info our way. Read more after the jump... Scott writes: "Found a bunch of 1944 entries for "Camp Parks/Construction Battalion Replacement Depot" in Camp Parks (near Dublin), CA, no exact address given. Entries include band stand & park addition, chapel & library, entrance gate, hostess house, beer hall, and...




 

 

Camp_parks_guardshack Scott T. has been doing some more architectural detective work, this time for some Bruce Goff works. Well, he found some cool stuff and sent the info our way. Read more after the jump...

Scott writes:

"Found a bunch of 1944 entries for "Camp Parks/Construction Battalion Replacement Depot" in Camp Parks (near Dublin), CA, no exact address given. Entries include band stand & park addition, chapel & library, entrance gate, hostess house, beer hall, and more ... the entries note that the chapel is now San Lorenzo Community Church, United Church of Christ, 945 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA. I spent a short time trying to find the rest of the military depot with satellite imagery, but it was clear early on I wasn't going to find anything that way, so I did a Google search for any info on the camp. I turned up an article that informed me almost all of the camp from the 1940s is now gone, but the entrance gate remains on Dougherty Rd. Sure enough, found that. Here's a vintage shot from the article and a snapshot of the Google street-level view. Early Goff if ever I saw it. There's an image seam in the street-level view that makes part of the geometric ornamentation appear distorted, but that wood slat in the middle of the hexagon is indeed falling out of its place."

Thanks Scott--keep that good stuff coming!

Images via seabeecook.com/Google



 

 

 
 
 

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