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

Base Headquarters

Building No. 1

 
 
Base Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2012
1. Base Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Headquarters has long been the heart of the installation. In the 1940s, civilian visitors and military dignitaries arrived at the Sacramento Air Depot through Gate 2, which was located at the end of the landscaped mall you see behind you. This formal space between the entry gate and Headquarters was specifically designed to impress visitors on their approach to Headquarters. The architects also designed the interior of Headquarters to convey the importance of the entire air depot. The lobby features Art Deco detailing in the stair railings, light fixtures, and interior doors. A mosaic of the world with the Sacramento Air Depot represented by a star is located in the center of the lobby floor. McClellan Air Force Base continues to treat Headquarters as the heart of the historic district through careful preservation of the character of the building. This early view shows how the first visitors to the depot would have viewed the building and mall on their arrival.
 
Location. 38° 39.779′ N, 121° 23.112′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of Arnold Avenue and McClellan Mall, on the left when traveling north on Arnold Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5241 Arnold Avenue, McClellan CA 95652, United States of America.
 
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Base Headquarters Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2012
2. Base Headquarters Building and Marker
The marker is mounted on a pole and is located at the corner of the grass area to the right of the entrance.
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McClellan Air Force Base (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named McClellan Air Force Base (within shouting distance of this marker); POW/MIA (approx. 0.9 miles away); Walerga Assembly Center (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 2.2 miles away); Frank C. Freer (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dr. Alister MacKenzie (approx. 2.3 miles away); Michael “Mac” McDonagh (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
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Base Headquarters Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2012
3. Base Headquarters Building
McClellan Mall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 6, 2012
4. McClellan Mall
The view that visitors would have seen as they entered through Gate 2.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
 
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