WWII Naval facility, Oak Knoll hospital, imploded
The last remaining World War II-era military hospital in California, is no more.
The Oak Knoll Naval Medical Center in Oakland was imploded today, after crews detonated 800 pounds of dynamite, says the Napa Valley Register.
The building was the last of about 100 military homes, barracks, stores and other structures that made up the 167-acre medical complex.
The facility opened in 1942, treating wounded soldiers in World War II, Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
The hospital was decommissioned in 2005, when it was auctioned off to SunCal Companies, which now be building a residential development.