AKA: U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Training Center, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - military buildings

Designers: Clements, Robert O., and Associates, Architects-Engineers (firm); Robert Oliver Clements (architect)

Dates: constructed 1938-1941

1700 Stadium Way
Elysian Park, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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The Works Progress Administration erected this Naval Induction, Separation and Training Center. According to the California Historical Landmark Plaque put in place on 09/19/1987, the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center in Los Angeles, CA was "Designed as the largest enclosed structure without columns in the world by noted California architects Robert Clements & Associates. This Art Deco building, constructed between 1938 and 1941 by the WPA, is the largest and second-oldest Navy Reserve Center in the United States. It has served as the induction, separation and training center for more than 100,000 sailors since World War II as well as the filming site for countless motion pictures and television shows."

California Historical Landmark: 972

PCAD id: 2733