Photo, Print, Drawing Point Arguello Coast Guard Rescue Station, Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, CA
About this Item
- Point Arguello Coast Guard Rescue Station, Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, CA
- Contributor Names
- Historic American Engineering Record, creator
- U.S. Coast Guard
- Everett Building Company
- Lyon Brothers
- Latham, P. Julian
- Works Projects Administration
- Shannahan Brothers
- Rohl-Connelly Company
- Bennett and Taylor
- O.K. Clutch and Machinery Company
- Early, Fred J, Jr.
- Mess, Benedict R.
- Peterson, William E.
- Wilbur, Herbert
- Scanboroug, W. L.
- Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1968
- Subject Headings
- - military facilities
- - temporary buildings
- - engineering
- - colonial revival
- - marine accidents
- - rescue work
- - Colonial Revival architectural elements
- - barracks
- - administration buildings
- - garages
- - towers
- - boathouses
- - docks
- - marine railways
- - California -- Santa Barbara County -- Lompoc
- - Drawings delineated by R. Johnson, A. Borgo, 1980
- - Significance: The U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Station and Lookout Tower at Point Arguello, California, was established on December 17, 1936, and ceased normal operations on December 31, 1941. The site was purchased by the Coast Guard on July 22, 1935, and it remained under their jurisdiction until February 10, 1958, when it was transferred to the U.S. Navy. This site, on an open cove approximately two miles south of the Point Arguello Lighthouse, was selected as a location for a rescue station because of the long history of naval disasters which have occurred on this section of the California Coast. Between the years of 1936 and 1941 the Coast Guard constructed on the site an Administration and Barracks Bldg. (1936), a Garage Bldg. (1936), a small Water Treatment Bldg. (1936), A Flag Tower (1936), a Lookout Tower (1937), a granite rock Breakwater (1939), and a Dock, Marine Railway and Boathouse (1937). All of these structures were designed by the Civil Engineering Office of the Coast Guard in Washington D.C. and they were built on contract by private California construction firms. The architectural imagery evoked was that of the residential Colonial Revival; a style almost universally employed (1900-1940) by the Coast Guard for its many land facilities.
- - Survey number: HAER CA-6
- - Building/structure dates: 1936-1939 Initial Construction
- - Building/structure dates: 1979 Subsequent Work
- Photo(s): 33
- Measured Drawing(s): 3
- Data Page(s): 56
- Photo Caption Page(s): 3
- Call Number/Physical Location
- HAER CAL,42-LOMP.V,2-
- Source Collection
- Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Control Number
- Rights Advisory
- 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
- Online Format
- Photo(s): 33 | Measured Drawing(s): 3 | Data Page(s): 56 | Photo Caption Page(s): 3
FormatPhoto, Print, Drawing
ContributorsBennett and Taylor
Early, Fred J, Jr.
Everett Building Company
Historic American Engineering Record
Latham, P. Julian
Mess, Benedict R.
O.K. Clutch and Machinery Company
Peterson, William E.
Scanboroug, W. L.
U.S. Coast Guard
Works Projects Administration
Santa Barbara County
Colonial Revival Architectural Elements
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Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, U.S. Coast Guard, Everett Building Company, Lyon Brothers, P. Julian Latham, Works Projects Administration, Shannahan Brothers, et al. Point Arguello Coast Guard Rescue Station, Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, CA. California Lompoc Santa Barbara County, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ca1219/. (Accessed March 18, 2018.)
APA citation style:
Historic American Engineering Record, C., U.S. Coast Guard, Everett Building Company, Lyon Brothers, Latham, P. J., Works Projects Administration [...] Scanboroug, W. L. (1968) Point Arguello Coast Guard Rescue Station, Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, CA. California Lompoc Santa Barbara County, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ca1219/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al. Point Arguello Coast Guard Rescue Station, Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, CA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ca1219/>.