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Benicia Arsenal, Storehouse, Comandant's Lane, Benicia Industrial Park, Benicia, Solano County, CA

Benicia Arsenal, Storehouse, Comandant's Lane, Benicia Industrial Park, Benicia, Solano County, CA

 
 
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Summary

Significance: This building, the largest and most important of the early Benicia Arsenal structures, was erected in 1859 as a fortified storehouse. Constructed of fine rusticated sandstone ashlar, it was originally three stories high but was extensively damaged in an explosion and fire in 1912 and rebuilt as a two-story structure. It became known as the Clocktower Building after the installation of a large clock honoring longtime arsenal commander Colonel Julian McAllister.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-137
Survey number: HABS CA-1828
Building/structure dates: ca. 1859 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after 1910 Subsequent Work

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Date

1933 - 1970
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Callender, F D
Fuss, J
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html