AKA: United States Coast Guard (USCG), Coast Guard Island, Swimming Pool, Alameda, CA

Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures - swimming pools

Designers: Dickey, Walter L., Engineer (firm); Kump, Ernest J., Associates, Architects (firm); Walter L. Dickey ; Ernest Joseph Kump Jr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1959-1960

1 story, total floor area: 12,000 sq. ft.

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Campbell Boulevard and Wake Field Drive
Coast Guard Base Alameda, Alameda, CA 94501

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Building History

The San Francisco/Palo Alto-based architect Ernest J. Kump, Jr., () designed this seven-lane swimming pool, 25-meter pool and related facilities for the United States Coast Guard Base in Alameda. It was illustrated in the 03/1958 issue of the Pacific Architect and Builder (PAB) that stated the pool would be contained within a 160x75-foot building of precast concrete panels, three-inches thick. The roof consisted of a series of interconnected prismatic forms creating a gabled roof over the pool, with glazing on either end walls. Box girders supported the roof, the whole building costing about $230,000 in 1958. According to the PAB article, "Box girder construction is designed to float in high-density fluid earth base. (Site is over 14-ft. hydrualic fill.)" (See "Project Review," Pacific Architect and Builder, 03/1958, vol. 64, no. 3, 03/1958, p. 5.) Kump worked with the engineer Walter L. Dickey on the pool's design.

PCAD id: 22439