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Location DB > United States > California > Alameda > Alameda Fisc building
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Alameda Fisc building
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created by slipster on 6/7/2009 9:15 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 6/7/2009 2:08 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Burned to Ground
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 Physical Information
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Alameda, California
United States
Owner: City of alameda
 Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features
    It had tons of rooms, lots of creepy curtains still hanging, some awesome graffiti art work. It was also a very large building with many floors of fun.
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     History
    The "abandoned asylum" that stood on the former Naval Fleet Industrial Supply Center (FISC) has served many purposes, none of them as a treatment center for the mentally ill. First constructed by the Army in 1944 through 1945 on filled-in marshland, the buildings served as the Alameda Intransit Depot under the Army Air Forces Pacific Overseas Air Terminal and Material Service Command. Semi-permanent structures built of concrete slabs atop concrete-capped wood pilings were not meant to withstand the decades, making the 60-year-old structures there more dilapidated-looking and spookier than any poorly maintained Victorian; thus the appeal to the scare-hungry.

    The Navy abandoned the property in 1948; three years later a new mission and name were applied — the Army Medical Depot. It is in this incarnation that the "clues" pointing to the supposed asylum first appear. Along with acting as a medical supply depot, a vast cold storage system was built into the facility during its 1951 reactivation. Today, the cold storage compartments are incorrectly described as being the storage drawers of a morgue. Remnants of hospital beds never transferred from the depot remained behind.

    Decommissioned in 1955, it was handed over to the Quartermaster General and acted as the Alameda Administration Center until 1962. When the Department of the Army reorganized in 1962, the facility became, in turn, the Alameda Annex, Sharpe General Depot and the Defense Alameda Facility. In January, 1964, the property was transferred to the Naval Supply Center in Oakland, and became FISC Alameda Annex.

    It existed as FISC until the closure of Alameda Naval Air Station in 1997. The property was conveyed to the city of Alameda in 2000. And there the "asylum" remained, disused, dilapidated, and spooky — until, like its "predecessor" on Park Street, it burned to the ground in 2009.
     Media Coverage
    http://www.alameda...&id=2231&Itemid=10

    http://www.mercury...source=most_viewed
     Future Plans
    It burned down i assume the land it was on will be used for housing.
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    Day visit 2008
    Sun, Jun 7th, 2009
    posted by slipster
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    Some pix from our trip a few years back
    Wed, Jul 15th, 2009
    posted by bonnie&clyde
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 7/16/2009 3:31 AM.

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  • on Jul 16 09 at 3:31, Steed validated this location
  • on Jul 15 09 at 21:30, bonnie&clyde updated gallery picture full authorization.jpg
  • on Jul 15 09 at 21:28, bonnie&clyde swapped pictures 1 and 4
  • on Jul 15 09 at 21:28, bonnie&clyde swapped pictures 1 and 4
  • on Jul 15 09 at 21:27, bonnie&clyde reordered images in gallery Some pix from our trip a few years back
  • on Jul 15 09 at 21:26, bonnie&clyde reordered images in gallery Some pix from our trip a few years back
  • on Jul 15 09 at 21:25, bonnie&clyde reordered images in gallery Some pix from our trip a few years back
  • on Jul 15 09 at 21:24, bonnie&clyde added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jul 15 09 at 21:13, bonnie&clyde added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jul 15 09 at 21:08, bonnie&clyde updated gallery picture alameda111.jpg
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