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1889Rebuilt in 1918Spiral staircase added in 1956 On pilings until lagoon was filled in 1929. Mrs. Fleming only rented to railroad workers ?of good character'.
Bay access provided a source of illegal spirits during Prohibition.
This palm tree marks the location of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad yard. From April 28, 1884 to September 25, 1967 hundred of workers toiled to keep the railroad system and ferry boats operating.
Samuel was born to Catherine and Charles Chapman of Mar West Street in Tiburon on April 11, 1916. He worked in his father's merchandise store on Main Street and delivered mail for his father who also served as Tiburon's Postmaster from 1915 to 194…
Construction for this 70-bed hospital began in 1911. The hospital treated soldiers returning from overseas for discharge. In 1918, the hospital annex was added to care for men with lingering illnesses. During the Nike Missile period (1954-1962)…
A great morale builder, Fort McDowell's bowling alley opened in 1944, sporting six lanes. Fort McDowell's bowling teams - the "Jail Birds," "Brass Hats," and the "McDowell Mermaids" competed against teams from Fort Mason and Camp Stoneman. The …
This chapel ministered to soldiers of all faiths. Built in 1942, in a style similar to other military chapels, it featured a vaulted ceiling and fiber board walls to enhance acoustics. Chapel services included "...Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Lut…
During WW I and WW II, Fort McDowell served as a Recruit Depot and later as an overseas Discharge and Replacement Depot. While some soldiers were stationed at Fort McDowell, others were here for only a week before being shipped overseas. During th…
The Post Exchange, or PX, was built in 1910 to be a "one stop shopping place" for soldiers at Fort McDowell. Soldiers purchased clothing toiletries, and other supplies here. The PX also offered a restaurant, soda fountain, barbershop, taproom (wit…
Built in 1911, this concrete barracks building could house 686 men. By WW II, Fort McDowell has quarters for about 4,500 soldiers, including fourteen additional wooden barracks that once stood between the baseball field and this 600-man barracks. …