Administration Building, Treasure Island

Also known as: Building 1, Command Naval Base San Francisco Headquarters, Naval Station Treasure Island
SE Corner of Avenue of the Palms and California Ave., Treasure Island, California


Street Views 


"TREASURE ISLAND-GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, 1939-40 - This artificial island was constructed of bay sand in 1936-7. It was the site of the Golden Gate International Exposition, February 18, 1939-September 29, 1940. Tall towers, gigantic goddesses and dazzling lighting effects turned the Island into a "Magic City." The exposition celebrated the ascendancy of California and San Francisco as economic, political and cultural forces in the increasingly important Pacific Region. From 1939 to 1944 the Island was the landing site for flights of the China Clipper. Treasure Island has been a U.S. Naval Station since 1941." - California Historic Landmark No.987

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 26, 2008
Reference number
Architectural styles
Modern Movement: Moderne; Modern Movement: Art Deco
Areas of significance
Architecture; Entertainment/Recreation
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Fair; Air-related; Business; Naval facility
Current functions
Business; Government office
Period of significance
Significant year

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Added historical information
  • April 20, 2018: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • January 12, 2017: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Mapped landmark