Angel Island State Park

Designed by Julia Morgan, 9 bungalow style cottages were built at the U.S. Immigration Station complex following the opening of the complex in 1910. The single-story cottages were built to house employees and their families working at the site. Homes were of simple design and not reminsicent of more well-known Morgan buildings like Asilomar or Hearst Castle.

Julia Morgan designed employee housing on Angel Island

Four Room Cottage Foundation Plan and Section
Courtesy of U.C. Berkeley,Environmental Design Archives,
Julia Morgan/Forney Collection, United States Government: Immigration Services.

The building were occupied by U.S. Army during WWII following the move to San Francisco by Immigration Services.

In 1971 buildings were burned in a fire training exercise which was used for the filming of, The Candidate, featuring Robert Redford.

Robert Redford on Angel Island during the making the movie, The Candidate.

Stone and cement foundations and walkways remain. Some fixtures like bathtubs and chimneys also remain on the site.

Burning of Julia Morgan designed housing on Angel Island in 1971

U.S. Immigration Station Barracks & Museum – Open Wed-Sunday. 11:00AM to 3:00PM

General Park Information – (415) 435-5390   

                        U.S. Immigration Station – (415) 435-5537          

                   Email: aiusis@parks.ca.gov