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CAMP MCQUAIDE TODAY

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CAMP MCQUAIDE TODAY

Camp McQuaide today located on the Monterey Bay Academy, situated six miles from Watsonville, California, in Santa Cruz Valley, is on a sandy palisade overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where the waters of the ocean mingle with the warm depths of Monterey bay. It occupies a commanding position, being in practically the center shoreline of Monterey Bay. Off to the northwest lies the city of Santa Cruz, and to the southwest the historic city of Monterey glistens along the shores of the Bay.

Camp McQuaide, itself, was established in 1926 at Capitola. The present site was obtained and dedicated in 1938, and was named in memory of Major Joseph P. McQuaide, deceased, Chaplain of the 250th for many years.

Monterey Bay Academy
783 San Andreas Road
La Selva Beach, CA 95076-1911
(831) 728-1481 x1219


VIDEO: 250TH COAST ARTILLERY CAMP MCQUAIDE 1941
Soldiers come out of National Guard Armory in San Francisco; Ca. Soldiers of 250th Coast Artillery traveling down and entering Camp McQuaide. The 155-mm guns parked to the side as men jump from trucks at the new Camp McQuaide site. Shows the tent encampment and men in the foreground setting up the tents.

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Soldiers of 250th Coast Artillery traveling down to Camp McQuaide 1941



Aerial view of Camp McQuaide looking east. Picture appears to be a later 1940's picture as wooden barracks has replaced the tent hutments. Picture make have been taken when Camp McQuaide also quartered prisoners.


An earlier aerial view of Camp McQuaide with hutments being built in area marked "8"

1 - Hospital
2 - Chapel
3 - Parade ground
4 - Post Headquarters building (Still standing as of 2011)
5 - Fire station (Still standing as of 2011)
6 - Warehouses and shops (Still standing as of 2011)
7 - Post Theater (Still standing as of 2011) note: pretty much left un-touched
8 - Barracks and mess halls
9 - Flag pole


Looking west at the old encampment as you drive down McQuaide Dr.


Better view of the old encampment main area.


Original warehouse, according to aerial pictures this was one of two warehouses located here. There also was a building between the warehouses.


This building does not appear to be original according to aerial pictures of Camp McQuaide pre-1941. A large dome roof warehouse was located here. The smaller building to the right maybe original.


Original Motor Repair Shop at the corner of McQuaide Dr and Beach Dr. It appears paneling has been adding to the east front of the building.


Original Motor Repair Shop at the corner of McQuaide Dr and Beach Dr and on the right in the original Post Headquarters Building. Note: The headquarters building is possibly an O.Q.M.C. Plan number 700-253 Administration Building, 22-clerk type. Original price to construct: 7,660 dollars. The Post Headquarters Building appears to be highly modified but still has its original appearance. To the right was the main parade grounds and flagpole.

Looking west down Beach Dr. on the left are Motor Repair sheds and on the right is the Post Headquarters Building, behind it is the original firehouse and behind the trees in the center in the original Post Theater. To the right in what is a field today was the barracks, day rooms and mess hall area. (Look at aerial pictures above)


Looking northwest the original Firehouse appears to be a O.Q.M.G. Plan No. 700-277 firehouse.

Looking east, firehouse on the left and motor sheds on the right. Picture was taken next to the old theater.


Post Theater possibly a O.Q.M.G. Plan No. 700-1212. Capacity: 1038 seats; Square feet: 10,575; Dimensions: 76x140 feet; Cost: 75,189 dollars.


Looking northwest


Looking west


Looking southwest.


Camp McQuaide Theater around 1941. (Sgt. Joseph Steven Eorio, Battery D, 250th Coast Artillery picture collection, picture No. 55).


Looking southeast.


Looking east at the back side.


Looking northeast or the south side of the building.


Looking northwest of the Post Headquarter Building where the barracks, day rooms and mess hall area was once located. (Look at aerial pictures above)


BELOW 180-DEGREE PAN SOUTH TO NORTH


Camp McQuaide looking south down the beach to the Monterey area.


Camp McQuaide looking west out into the ocean where the 250th Coast Artillery was protecting.


Camp McQuaide looking north up the beach to the Santa Cruz area.


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250TH COAST ARTILLERY CAMP MCQUAIDE CALIFORNIA 1941
250th Coast Artillery Camp McQuaide California 1941



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