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Benicia Arsenal, Powder Magazine No. 2, Benicia, Solano County, CA

Benicia Arsenal, Powder Magazine No. 2, Benicia, Solano County, CA

 
 
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Significance: This powder magazine, constructed in 1857, is almost an exact copy of the first stone magazine at the arsenal, which had been constructed the year before, and which also survives. Both are low, massive, groin-vaulted structures of local sandstone ashlar. Above the door of this magazine is a sculptural group, supposedly executed by a French stonemason, John Gomo, representing an eagle perched on a cannon barrel.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-136
Survey number: HABS CA-1948
Building/structure dates: 1857 Initial Construction

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1948
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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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