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Treasure Island - Building One

Former Navy Headquarters & Military Museum, Treasure Island, San Francisco Bay.

General Information

Function / usage: original use:
Airport terminal building
current use:
Completed in: 1938
Status: out of service

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA, North America

Technical Information

There currently is no technical data available.



Erected for the Golden Gate International Exposition.

18 February 1939
- 29 September 1940

Golden Gate International Exposition. After the end of the exposition the building is briefly used by Pan Am for its Clipper flights.


The U.S. Navy acquires Treasure Island upon the U.S. entry into World War II. "Building One" becomes command and communications center for the duration of the war. Admiral Chester Nimitz runs the war in the Pacific from the basement theater.

- 1997

Treasure Island Museum occupies the lobby of Building One. It also houses Navy Headquarters for the San Francisco naval base.


Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

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Relevant Publications

There is no relevant literature listed in the database.

Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0017038
Created: 26/07/2005
Last Updated: 07/10/2013