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World War I Memorial Hall

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Legion Hall 1933

The Crockett Community Services District took ownership of the Word War I Memorial Hall in October 2009.  The building known locally as the “Legion,” short for American Legion Hall, was dedicated in 1925 and has stood at the corner of Pomona and Alexander since.

Historic Resources Evaluation of the Memorial Hall has been completed by Kimberly Butt, AIA, of Interactive Resources, Inc.

Memorial Hall Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places as submitted by Kimberly Butt, AIA, of Interactive Resources, Inc.

Crockett Memorial Hall Video
A short presentation outlining the history, restoration efforts, and planned use for Veteran services.

Walk of Honor 2017 
The Phillips 66 2017 Walk of Honor netted $42K split equally between the Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley and the Crockett Community Services District.  We were fortunate enough to receive a $25K corporate grant from Phillips 66 which will be used for the foundation project which is scheduled to get under way this fall.  The Crockett Community Foundation matched $1K for the restoration of Memorial Hall.

The District's Maintenance Department is coordinating the renovation of the Legion Hall.  The goal is to put it back into public service for the benefit of veterans and residents of Crockett and Port Costa.  The San Francisco engineering firm of Holmes Culley completed a structural analysis and design of a seismic retrofit system to protect the building and public from structural collapse during an earthquake.  The architectural firm of Interactive Resources of Point Richmond has been hired to prepare the architectural restoration design and search for funding that would allow the project to move forward.

The District is determined to protect the Legion Hall from the disfigurement of conventional seismic strengthening systems and has determined that our building can be adequately strengthened without harm to its architectural features.  An advanced technology will be utilized above grade, using glass fibers embedded in polymers applied to the brick walls, along with substantial concrete work below grade.  Because this strengthening system will be unseen and unnoticed, we can have confidence that a restored Memorial Hall will have all the charm of the original.

As the design work and the search for funding proceeds, volunteers will continue working to maintain the building and the grounds.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our District office at (510) 787-2992.

Some of you receiving these updates on Crockett’s Memorial Hall (commonly known as the American Legion Hall) are veterans of military service.  We are working to identify all living veterans of Crockett, Port Costa and Tormey so that we can include them all on our email list as we move this project along.  Spread the word!