Camp Anza

Located in what is currently referred to as the Arlanza area in the City of Riverside, Camp Anza’s approximately 1,240 acres were purchased by the U. S. government in 1942. Named in honor of Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza, Camp Anza served as an embarkation point for soldiers heading to the Pacific Theatre of War during WWII. The camp was capable of holding more than 20,000 men at one time and included an outdoor theatre and reception area, a laundry facility, hospital, two service clubs, and a chapel. Camp Anza closed in April of 1946.

Completed in 2016 as part of the Home Front at Camp Anza project, the renovation of the former officer’s club now serves as affordable housing for Riverside Veterans. Spectra completed wood restoration on the buildings’ exteriors.

Scope of Work

Architectural Woodwork • Selective Demolition/Abatement • Self-Perform


Governor’s Award 2016 • Preservation Design Award 2017

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