“It was clear to the architects and to the Housing Authority that the county would not tolerate the ‘institutional’ architecture commonly associated with Federal housing. (…) (A) project that would utilize the available land in such a way as to not destroy the natural beauty of the surrounding areas was definitely indicated. Believing that a community has a right to expect federal government projects in its midst be utilitarian without defacing the community, the architects designed the project with care and dedication.”
- Aaron Green, Golden Gate Village architect
GGV Residents Share Memories and Hopes
The residents of Golden Gate Village filed a class action against Marin County and the Marin Housing Authority on August 6, 2020.
Bernadette Stuart, formerly employed by the Marin Housing Authority (MHA) as property manager of Golden Gate Village, became a after being placed on involuntary leave by the MHA.
On September 18, 2017, Golden Gate Village was on the National Historic Register.
National Historic Register
During World War II, Marin City was a thriving shipbuilder’s town which turned out 93 Liberty ships before the war’s end. Many of the town’s 6,000 newly arrived workers were African-Americans from the Deep South, who had been excluded from higher-paying industrial jobs at home. In Marin City they found skilled, well-paying work, and a supportive, tight-knit, ethnically diverse community.
Outside the shipyard, however, was another matter. ()
GGV Files Class Action Suit
Love and Honor Goes to Golden Gate Village (watch the )
Marin City: Past, Present, and Promises (watch the )
Marin City and Golden Gate Village (watch the )
Preview a by young filmmaker, Angelica Ekeke.
Marinship and Marin City:
how we helped win the war 1942-1945 ()
Key Steps toward Self-Determination
WATCH THIS 7-MINUTE VIDEO ON THE HISTORY OF GOLDEN GATE VILLAGE
Golden Vision: Preserving the Past, Protecting the Future
Local Marin high school students document the reality of decades of neglect at Golden Gate Village by the Marin Housing Authority (Watch the )
Making a Way Out of No Way
A vibrant expression of Marinship history in by the Marinovators.
the portion of the California State Historical Commission's 2017 meeting that was devoted to the NRHP application for Golden Gate Village.
© Amy Osborne
Courtesy John Carl Warnecke Archive, circa 1963