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Solana Fire Control Site No. 1
Harbor Defenses of San Diego
US Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District History (1997)
Location: The Solana Fire Control Site (FCS) No. 1 is located between Marview Drive and Marvista Drive in Solana Beach, California. The original easement for an approximately l,807-foot access road was described as a northerly propagation of Nardo Drive. The property is about 20 miles north of San Diego between Del Mar and Encinitas.

Site History: On 8 November 1943 the Army acquired 2.409 acres from the Santa Fe Irrigation District for the Solana FCS No. 1. The site was to be used by the "Harbor Defenses of San
Diego." Reportedly, the purpose of a fire control station was to sight and obtain direction bearings on approaching enemy targets for Battery Ashburn (also known as Battery Construction 126) located at Fort Rosecrans. Bearing information would then be relayed to another defensive position. Improvements made to the subject property by Army included a 10' by 18' underground, concrete, fire control station; a 10' by 10' underground, concrete generator house; and a 200 lineal foot underground conduit. The property was excessed to General Services Administration (GSA) on 28 May 1953 and disposed of by quitclaim deed to S.I. Boysen and Flora Boysen on 6 May 1954. At the time of disposal, the property was zoned as residential. The site was subdivided and is now occupied by several single-family homes
Site Maps:
Report of Completed Works - Seacoast Fortification


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