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National Register #91001380: Nimitz House: Yerba Buena Island Naval Training Station
Eastern Span of Bay Bridge and Nimitz House
7 February 2004
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National Register #91001380
Nimitz House
1 Whiting Way
Naval Training Station
Yerba Buena Island
Built 1900

The Nimitz House, officially named Quarters 1, is a Classical Revival woodframe rectangular house of 5,886 square feet. A greensward sweeps down the hill from the house, and formal gardens are built into the hillside behind the house. The main rooms have handsome Classical detail and other features such as Ionic Columns. Quarters 1 is in good condition and retains its historic architectural integrity.

Quarters 1 was built as part of the initial wave of building construction that established the Naval Training Station, on what was then known as Goat Island, as an active base between 1900 and 1923. The first barracks and the Commander's Quarters were completed in 1900.

Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during WWII, had full use of Quarters 1 from 1946 and died there in 1966, but his principal residence was in the East Bay.

Source: Historic American Engineering Record

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