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Photographic Tour of the Benicia Arsenal / U.S. Military Reserve
Solano County, California

Arsenal Buildings, Grounds, & Sandstone Quarries (Continued)

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  • Benicia Arsenal Powder Magazine, Building #10, constructed of sandstone quarried on the grounds of the Benicia Arsenal, constructed in 1857 (Visit the Benicia Historical Museum web site for more information on the buildings on the arsenal grounds.)
    Front of Benicia Arsenal Powder Magazine 10, Benicia, CA
    Side of Benicia Arsenal Powder Magazine 10, Benicia, CA

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    Powder Magazine 10 sign, Benicia, CA

    Built Year 1857 – Powder Magazine
    Cost $35,000.00

    Here is one of the finest examples of the stonecutter’s art to be found in California. The vaulted ceiling and modified Corinthian pillars were hand-carved from native sandstone & placed by French, Italian, and Irish craftsmen contracted by the United States Government. The walls are four-foot thick solid sandstone.

    Benicia Powder Magazine, Building #10

    Entrance & Wall

    Benicia Powder Magazine 10 entrance, Benicia, CA

    Benicia Powder
    Magazine #10 Entrance

    Benicia Powder Magazine 10 entrance wall, Benicia, CA

    Benicia Powder
    Magazine #10
    Entrance Wall

    Interior Wall of Powder Magazine, Building #10

    “Graffiti” on interior wall of one of the Benicia Powder Magazine, Building #10

    “Graffiti” on interior wall of one of the Benicia Powder Magazine 10, Benicia, CA
    “Graffiti” on interior wall of one of the Benicia Powder Magazine 10, Benicia, CA

    Sandstone pillars in the interior of the Benicia Powder Magazine, Building #10

    Pillars in the interior of the Benicia Powder Magazine 10, Benicia, CA
    Pillars in the interior of the Benicia Powder Magazine 10, Benicia, CA
    Pillar in the interior of the Benicia Powder Magazine 10, Benicia, CA
    Pillars in the interior of the Benicia Powder Magazine 10, Benicia, CA

    “Explanation For Benicia Barracks”– U. S. Military Reserve, Benicia, California (Sign) – sign on one of the interior walls of the Benicia Powder Magazine, Building #10

    Map of the U.S. Military Reserve, Benicia, California in Benicia Powder Magazine 10

    Map of the U.S. Military Reserve, Benicia, California, in Benicia Powder Magazine 10


  • Benicia Camel Barn #7 & office located between Camel Barn, Building #7, and Camel Barn, Building #9, & exterior of side of the building #7 with close-up photographs of the sandstone blocks quarried on the Benicia Arsenal grounds used in constructing the camel barns. (Visit the Benicia Historical Museum web site for more information on the buildings on the arsenal grounds.)
    Benicia Arsenal Camel Barn #7, Benicia, CA

    Camel Barn #7 (on left)

    Benicia Arsenal Camel Barn #7, Benicia, CA

    Benicia Arsenal Camel Barn #7

    Detail of side wall of Camel Barn #7, Benicia, CA

    Detail of side wall of Camel Barn #7

    Closeup photographs of side of sandstone block wall of Camel Barn, Building #7

    rn #7, Benicia, CA
    rn #7, Benicia, CA
    rn #7, Benicia, CA
    Closeup of side wall of Camel Barn #7, Benicia, CA
    Closeup of side wall of Camel Barn #7, Benicia, CA
    Camel Barn Museum Office Building, Benicia, CA

    Camel Barn Museum
    Office Building


Interior of Camel Barn, Building #7

  • Silas Casey Industrial & Tool Exhibit in Col. Silas Casey Memorial Exhibit Hall at the Benicia Arsenal (Visit the Benicia Historical Museum web site for information on the display.)
    Silas Casey Industrial Exhibit in Building 7 at the Benicia Arnsenal, Benicia, CA (tool exhibit)
    Silas Casey Industrial Exhibit in Building 7 at the Benicia Arnsenal, Benicia, CA (tool exhibit)
    Silas Casey Industrial Exhibit in Building 7 at the Benicia Arnsenal, Benicia, CA (tool exhibit)
    Silas Casey Industrial Exhibit in Building 7 at the Benicia Arnsenal, Benicia, CA (tool exhibit)
    Silas Casey Industrial Exhibit in Building 7 at the Benicia Arnsenal, Benicia, CA (tool exhibit)
    Silas Casey Industrial Exhibit in Building 7 at the Benicia Arnsenal, Benicia, CA (tool exhibit)

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