• Originally: Presidio of San Francisco
  • Historically: Presidio Military Reservation

  • Vicinity: Northern tip of San Francisco Peninsula on US 101 and I-480
  • Type: Outdoor Space
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Sight
  • Sight Category: Building
  • Locale Type: Outdoor Space

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Name of Notable Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity
Name Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity
1906 Earthquake Cottages
  • Sight
Lincoln Blvd and Funston Ave Behind the old post hospital at the corner of Lincoln Blvd and Funston Ave
Golden Gate Bridge
  • Activity
  • Sight
  • CA Lm
  • 1001 Walk
  • 1001 Hist
  • WGB
US Rte 101 and CA Rte 1 Spans the 1 mi (1.6 km) wide Golden Gate strait
Fort Point National Historic Site
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • NHS
US 101 and I 480 N tip of San Francisco Peninsula
Six-Inch Rifled Gun No 9
  • Sight
  • NRHP
Lincoln Blvd Baker Beach


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
United States Army Architect
1914/01/13 John J Pershing Military General Pershing takes command of the 8th Infantry Brigade at the Presidio of San Francisco.
1915/08/27 Helen Warren Pershing Died Hot coals spill from the hearth of the Pershing home and onto the highly waxed floor. Frances and her 3 daughters are quickly consumed by the flames. Five year-old Warren survives after being rescued by Pershing's black orderly.
1941/03/17 The Western Defense Command is established to defend the Pacific Coast... against attacks by land, sea and air - and the local protection of establishments and communications vital to the National Defense for which adequate defense cannot be provided by l
1942/02/19 At the Western Defense Command headquarters in the Presidio of San Francisco, Commander Lieutenant General John L DeWitt signs the 108 Civilian Exclusion Orders and directives that would enact Roosevelt's order across the West Coast. Internment of Americans with Foreign Enemy Ancestry
1946/10/12 Joseph Stilwell Died Joseph Stilwell dies after surgery for stomach cancer at the Presidio of San Francisco in California.

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Particulars for Presidio:
Historic Use Air facility
Architectural Style American Colonial Revival
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Coast Guard facility
Cultural Affiliation Euro-American
Area of Significance Exploration-settlement
Owner Federal
Physiographic feature Forest
Structure Type Fortification
Cultural Affiliation Hispanic
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Hospital
Criteria Information Potential
Area of Significance Military
Historic Use Military Facility
Architectural Style Mission-Spanish Revival
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Natural Feature
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Locale Type Outdoor Space

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

Registry Name: Presidio
Registry Address: Northern tip of San Francisco Peninsula on U.S. 101 and I-480
Registry Number: 66000232
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Federal
Architect: United States Army
Architectural Style: Mission-spanish revival, Colonial revival, Classical revival
Area in Acres: 1460
Contributing Buildings: 477
Non-Contributing Buildings: 345
Contributing Sites: 11
Non-Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 166
Non-Contributing Structures: 157
Contributing Objects: 8
Non-Contributing Objects: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Exploration-settlement, Hispanic, Historic and non-aboriginal
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Information Potential
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Cultural Affiliation: Hispanic, Euro-American
Period of Significance: 1800-1824, 1750-1799, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1776, 1793, 1822
Historic Function: Defense, Health care, Landscape
Historic Sub-Function: Military facility, Fortification, Air facility, Coast Guard facility, Hospital, Natural feature, Forest
Current Function: Defense, Health care, Recreation and Culture, Landscape, Funerary
Current Sub-Function: Military facility Natural feature Forest Hospital Cemetery

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