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Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Staff Housing

 
 
Staff Housing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
1. Staff Housing Marker
Inscription.  Cottages for Essential Staff and Families
Famed architect Julia Morgan designed twelve employee cottages. Nine were located along this slope and three were located on the hill above the Central Heating Plant. After the station closed, the cottages fell into disrepair and were scheduled to be demolished. They were burned down in 1971 for a fire training activity.

[The text is repeated in Chinese]

著名建筑师朱莉娅摩根设计了十二个员工小屋。九个位于该斜坡上,三个位于集中供热厂上方的山上。车站关闭后,这些小屋年久失修,计划拆除。它们于 1971 年因消防训练活动而被烧毁。 Zhmng jinzh shī zhūly mgēn shjle sh'r g yungōng
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xiǎowū. Jiǔ g wiy gāi xipō shng, sān g wiy jzhōng gōng r chǎng shngfāng de shānshng. Chēzhn guānb hu, zhxiē xiǎowū nin jiǔ shīxiū, jhu chāich. Tāmen y 1971 nin yīn xiāofng xnlin hudng r bi shāohuǐ.

First image caption: Plant engineers, mechanics, the gardener, the ferryboat crew, and the kitchen staff lived in these cottages. The dwellings were simple but equipped with electricity and indoor plumbing.

Second image caption: Families personalized their homes with front and rear gardens.

Third image caption: Alert Thau, a plant engineer, lived in a cottage on this row. His sons, Charles and Willard, spent their youth here.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1971.
 
Location. 37° 52.091′ N, 122° 25.51′ W. Marker is in Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Angel Island is located north of Alcatraz Island and is the largest island in the San Francisco Bay. It is accessed by ferry, private boat, watercraft, or kayak. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Garden Setting (a few steps from this marker); Mule Barn
Marker and house foundation image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
2. Marker and house foundation
(within shouting distance of this marker); US Immigration Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Post Expands (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Water Reservoir (about 300 feet away); Asian Men's Recreation Yard (about 400 feet away); Hospital (about 500 feet away); Segregation and Separation (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
 
More about this marker. The resin marker is mounted to a metal stand in front of the homes' foundations.
 
Regarding Staff Housing. The entire island is a state park, except for Point Blunt on the southeastern tip, which is controlled by the U.S. Coast Guard.
 
Also see . . .  Angel Island State Park.
"In 1905, construction of the Immigration Station began in the area then known as North Garrison. Surrounded by public controversy from its inception, the station was finally put into partial operation in 1910. It was designed to process Chinese immigrants whose entry was restricted by the
Marker and former neighborhood sidewalk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
3. Marker and former neighborhood sidewalk
Chinese Exclusion Law of 1882. A rush of immigrants from Europe were expected with the opening of the Panama Canal, but international events after 1914, including the outbreak of World War I, cancelled the expected rush, but Asians continued to arrive on the West Coast and to go through immigration procedures. Though most immigrants processed through the Immigration Station on Angel Island were Chinese, over 80 countries were represented by the influx of immigrants."
(Submitted on August 6, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
Staff Housing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 30, 2022
4. Staff Housing Marker
Looking up towards the gates
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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