Renovation of Officer's Quarters D at the former Naval Training Center
- Project Address: 2675 Rosecrans Street San Diego CA 92106
- Project Owner/ Developer: NTC Foundation
- Owner Contact Name/ Email: Alan Ziter, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
- Project Architect/ Designer: Christopher Bittner, obr Architecture
The not-for-profit NTC Foundation has recently completed $800,000 to renovate historic Officer's Quarters D at the former Naval Training Center and open it to the public for the first time as SCOUT @ Quarters D home/garden retail gallery. The Officers’ Quarters A, B, C & D represent a unique sense of place within the former Naval Training Center, and serve as a gateway to the 52-building NTC Historic District, and Point Loma – one of the oldest neighborhoods in San Diego. According to the Historic Structures Report (in 2008), loss of Quarters D was a real threat. The building was sinking around the concrete basement. Renovations have restored the home to the 1923 period of significance and retained the character of a Navy officer's family home. Quarters D is significant in 4 ways: 1. Civic Architecture: Reflecting the West Coast Beaux Arts tradition and the “City Beautiful” movement of the 1920s. 2. Military History: the role of the Navy in San Diego and California history. 3. Personal History: Officer's Quarters D is rich with the personal histories of its inhabitants; 4. Social History: Officer's Quarters D provides an opportunity to highlight the important role of Navy wives and families, as well as the role and cultural diversity of Navy stewards and staff. Over the next year, the 1 acre of gardens will be renovated and the historic Hotel San Diego rooftop sign, which the NTC Foudnation saved and which now rests in the yard will be restored and placed as a new landmark artifact. Images below include Quarters D before and after renovation and with the new tenancy of SCOUT @ Quarters D.