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

Beryl and Leonard Buck Hall

 
 
Beryl and Leonard Buck Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 25, 2014
1. Beryl and Leonard Buck Hall Marker
Inscription.
Originally constructed for the American Marconi Company, the powerhouse, a 2900 square foot concrete structure, housed the stations transformer, boiler, batteries and workshop. The Marshall Station, in conjunction with the Bolinas Station, made instant global communications possible for the first time.

The Marconi property was purchased in 1981 by the San Francisco Foundation with funds from the Buck Trust. The California State Parks Foundation completed the initial development of the property with additional Buck Trust funds. The site was given to the California State Department of Parks and Recreation in 1989.

The People of California are deeply grateful for this generous contribution to the State Parks system which allows the tradition of communication to continue at this historic rural sanctuary.

Built: 1913 – Architect, J.G. White
Restored: 1992 – Architect, Maria Baranowski

 
Erected 1993.
 
Location. 38° 8.63′ N, 122° 52.62′ W. Marker is in Marshall, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from California Highway 1, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18500 California Highway 1, Marshall CA 94940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Beryl and Leonard Buck Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 25, 2014
2. Beryl and Leonard Buck Hall Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Getting to Marconi (within shouting distance of this marker); AT&T & RCA Receiving Stations (approx. 5.2 miles away); Providing Global Communications (approx. 5.2 miles away); Warren Dutton House - Tomales Community Park (approx. 7.2 miles away); Tomales Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Tomales (approx. 7.2 miles away); Tomales Town Hall (approx. 7.3 miles away); Portus Novae Albionus (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Beryl and Leonard Buck Hall is located on the grounds of the Marconi Conference Center State Historic Park
 
Also see . . .  Marconi Conterence Center - Park History. In order to achieve a signal powerful enough to cross the Pacific Ocean, a new, more powerful station was built on the Marin Coast. This station was designed and constructed by J.G. White, a New York engineering firm. All Marconiís transoceanic stations were “duplex” stations, geographically separated complexes for transmitting and receiving. (Submitted on May 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Communications
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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