• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking towards San Francisco at sunrise.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

Cultural Resource Publications

The following Golden Gate National Recreation Area reports and publications are organized by site. Please scroll through the list to find the areas that you are interested in. Some of the larger documents have been broken down by chapters for easier downloading.

Please note: The following links may contain copyrighted material. Permission has been granted to the National Park Service to post this information online, but the copyrights are still reserved by the owner of the original books. While NPS-produced publications are normally considered to be in the public domain, many of the reports contain illustrations that are copies of materials NOT in the public domain, for which one-time reprint permission was obtained prior to each report's publication. Persons wishing to use these illustrations for any purpose beyond educational perusal must obtain their own permissions from the owners of the original materials.




PARK-WIDE DOCUMENTS

1. The Park that Makes its Own Weather; An Administrative History of Golden Gate National Recreation Area;

Title and Summary (PDF file, 848 kb)
Chapter 1 (PDF file, 8,081 kb)
Chapter 2 (PDF file, 2,981 kb)
Chapter 3 (PDF file, 1,955 kb)
Chapter 4 (PDF file, 1,899 kb)
Chapter 5 (PDF file, 2,948 kb)
Chapter 6 (PDF file, 2,751 kb)
Chapter 7 (PDF file, 2,672 kb)
Chapter 8 (PDF file, 2,240 kb)
Chapter 9 (PDF file, 2,998 kb)
Epilogue (PDF file, 2, 054 kb)

 

2. Seacoast Fortifications Preservation Manual

Introduction (PDF file, 1,588 kb)
Chapter 1 (PDF file, 2,132 kb)
Chapter 2 (PDF file, 2,339 kb)
Chapter 3 (PDF file, 2,528 kb)
Chapter 4 (PDF file, 795 kb)
Chapter 5 A (PDF file, 2,419 kb)
Chapter 5 B (PDF file, 1,796 kb)
Chapter 6 (PDF file, 1,317 kb)
Chapter 7 (PDF file, 613 kb)
Chapter 8 (PDF file, 1,172 kb)
Chapter 9 (PDF file, 479 kb)
Chapter 10 A (PDF file, 1,835 kb)
Chapter 10 B (PDF file, 2,015 kb)
Bibliography (PDF file, 314 kb)

3. Golden Gate/Point Reyes Historic Resource Study: A Civil History, Vol. 1 (1980)

Golden Gate/Point Reyes Historic Resource Study: A Civil History, Vol. 2 (1980)

4. Seacoast Fortifications San Francisco Harbor Historic Resource Study (1979)

 
 

6. Ohlone/Costanoan Indians of the San Francisco Peninsula and their Neighbors, Yesterday and Today

Title and Summary (PDF file, 300 kb)
Chapter 1 (PDF file, 1.2 mb)
Chapter 2 (PDF file, 2.2 mb)
Chapter 3 (PDF file, 1.6 mb)
Chapter 4 (PDF file, 600 kb)
Chapter 5 (PDF file, 300 kb)
Chapter 6 (PDF file, 300 kb)
Chapter 7 (PDF file, 400 kb)
Chapter 8 (PDF file, 500 kb)
Chapter 9 (PDF file, 1.3 mb)
Chapter 10 (PDF file, 400 kb)
Chapter 11 (PDF file, 200 kb)
Bibliography (PDF file, 400 kb)
Appendices A, B, C (PDF file, 300 kb)
Appendices D, E, F (PDF file, 2.8 mb)

 


ALCATRAZ DOCUMENTS

1. Alcatraz Island National Historic Landmark Cultural Landscape Report (2010)


2. Alcatraz Island Cultural Landscape Inventory

Statement of Signficance (PDF file, 29 kb)
Physical History Part 1 (PDF file, 872 kb)
Physical History Part 2 (PDF file, 850 kb)
Physical History Part 3 (PDF file, 1,379 kb)

3. Alcatraz Island Main Prison Building Historic Furnishings Report (PDF file, 29.23 mb)

4. Alcatraz Barracks Building 64 Historic Structure Report (PDF file, 15.88 mb)

 



FORT BAKER DOCUMENTS

1. Cultural Landscape Report for Fort Baker (PDF file, 3,102 kb)

2. Fort Baker Cultural Landscape Inventory

Statement of Significance (PDF file, 127 kb)
Physical History (PDF file, 759 kb)

3. Forts Baker, Barry & Cronkhite Historic Resource Study

Lime Point Military Reservation (PDF file, 1,798 kb)
Fort Baker (PDF file, 1,488 kb)
Fort Barry (PDF file, 1,006 kb)
Fort Cronkhite (PDF file, 484 kb)
Bibliography (PDF file, 86 kb)
Illustrations 1 -10 (PDF file, 2,328 kb)
Illustrations 11-21 (PDF file, 2,052 kb)
Maps (PDF file, 1,620 kb)

 


FORT BARRY DOCUMENTS

1. What We Have, We Shall Defend; An Interim History and Preservation Plan for NIKE Site SF-88L (PDF file, 870 KB)

2. Point Bonita Cultural Landscape Inventory

Statement of Significance (PDF file, 47 kb)
Physical History, Part 1 (PDF file, 989 kb)
Physical History, Part 2 (PDF file, 890 kb)

3. Fort Barry Balloon Hangar Historic Structure Report (PDF file, 5.79 mb)

4. Rodeo Valley Stables Combined Cultural Resources Report
(Cultural Landscape Report, Historic Structure Report and Archeological Assessment & Treatment Report for the Balloon Hangar, Motor Vehicle Sheds & Rifle Range Camp) (4.20 mb pdf)

 

FORT CRONKHITE DOCUMENTS

1. Fort Cronkhite Historic Furnishings Report (Barracks Building 1059 and Mess Hall Building 1049) (PDF file, 3.73 mb)

 


FORT MASON DOCUMENTS

1. Fort Mason Cultural Landscape Inventory

Statement of Signficance (PDF file, 128 kb)

2. Fort Mason Cultural Landscape Report (PDF file, 45 mb)

3. San Francisco Port of Embarkation Historic Structure Report (1991) (PDF file, 27 mb)

4. Fort Mason Officers' Club Historic Structure Report (pp. 1-54) (2005) (PDF file, 8.9 mb)

 



FORT POINT DOCUMENTS

1. United States Coast Guard Fort Point Station Cultural Landscape Inventory

Statement of Significance (PDF file, 27 kb)
Physical History Part 1 (PDF file, 2027 kb)
Physical History Part 2 (PDF file, 2190 kb)

2. Sentry at Golden Gate; A History of Fort Point (PDF file, 62 KB)

3. Fort Point Abbreviated Historic Structure Report, 2006 (PDF file, 4.29 mb)

4. Fort Point Historic Structure Report (Historic Data Section written by Edwin C. Bearss, 1973) (PDF file, 10 mb)

5. Fort Point US Coast Guard Station Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Historic Structure Report, 2008

Introduction (PDF file, 200 kb)
Part I: Developmental History (PDF file, 1.2 mb)
Part II: Treatment and Work Recommendations (PDF file,1.0 mb)
Bibliography (PDF file, 100 kb)
Appendices A & B (PDF file, 1.4 mb)
Appendices C & D (PDF file, 1.5 mb)

 


MARIN HEADLANDS DOCUMENTS

1. Golden Gate Dairy Combined Cultural Resources Report
(Cultural Landscape Report, Historic Structure Report and Archeological Assessment & Treatment Report) (5.2 MB pdf)

2. Tennesse Valley Stables Combined Cultural Resources Report
(Cultural Landscape Report, Historic Structure Report and Archeological Assessment & Treatment Report) (6.8 MB pdf)

 


MUIR WOODS DOCUMENTS

1. Muir Woods Historic Resource Study (PDF file, 25,905 kb)

 
 
 




SAN MATEO COUNTY PARK LANDS DOCUMENTS

1. San Mateo Historic Resource Study (2010)

Part I: Introduction (PDF file, 2.4 mb)

Part II: Sweeney Ridge (PDF file, 3.0 mb)

Part III: Rancho Corral de Tierra & Montara Lighthouse Station (PDF file, 1.7 mb)

Part IV: Mori Point (PDF file, 1.0 mb)

Part V: Phleger Estate (PDF file, 1.5 mb)

Part VI: Milagra Ridge (PDF file, 1.3 mb)

Part VII: Conclusion and Recommendations
(PDF file, 1.0 mb)

 


SUTRO HISTORIC DISTRICT DOCUMENTS

1. Sutro Historic District Cultural Landscape Report

Statement of Significance (PDF file, 116 kb)
Physical History, Part 1 (PDF file, 1,622 kb)
Physical History, Part 2 (PDF file, 456 kb)
Physical History, Part 3 (PDF file, 2,682 kb)
Physical History, Part 4 (PDF file, 2,758 kb)
Physical History, Part 5 (PDF file, 1,767 kb)

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