Historic California Posts, Camps,
Stations and Airfields
Los Angeles Defense Area Family
Housing Site LA-94H
From 22 May 1958 to 30 December 1958,
the Department of the Army acquired 6 tracts of land, 8.27 acres
in fee and 0.10 acre in easements, for a total of 8.37 acres.
All were subject to
easements including water rights, public roads and pipelines.
The site was known as the Nike LA-94H Housing Site, Saugus, Los
Angeles Defense Area, California. The site was selected for the
construction of 32 housing units and a sewage treatment
plant. In 1959, the housing originally served remote Nike Ajax
sites in the northern portion of the the Los Angeles Defense
Area. In the early 1960's the Nike-Ajax System was converted
to the Nike-Hercules System, and the housing at LA-94H continued
to support the air defense mission in the area. After the phase
out of the Nike-Hercules Air Defense System in 4 February 1974,
the Family Housing Site was vacated.
On 4 August 1965, a 0.02 acre easement was conveyed to Lee G.
Camp, et. ux by quitclaim deed. The property was reported as
excess on 31 October 1975. On 9 June 1978, 8.26 acres in fee,
and 0.08 acres in easements were quitclaimed from the U.S.A.
to Merle G. Thomsen and Patricia Dian Thomsen. Thus total disposal
was 8.36. The difference of 0.01 acre between acquisition and
disposal documents cannot be accounted for, however, it is reasonable
to assume the discrepancy may be the result of record keeping.
The property was cleared of above ground natural gas tanks and
the sewage treatment plant per Los Angeles County code requirements.
Source: Los Angeles District,
US Army Corps of Engineers
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