• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco

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The Alameda

The Alameda
The picturesque Alameda was featured on many post cards in the late 1800s.
Bob Bowen Collection
 

Halfway down Funston Avenue, the Alameda (Spanish for “avenue”) served as the official entrance to the Presidio from the 1860’s until 1895. During this period, cannonballs lined the streets as a form of decorative curbing and soldiers stood guard at the U.S. Army’s preeminent western post.

Today, little evidence of the Alameda remains other than the four large Victorian houses that border the old post entrance where Presidio Boulevard meets Funston Avenue.

 
Officer's Quarters on the Alameda
One of four large officer's quarters built on the Alameda.
 

Did You Know?

Grave marker in the Presidio pet cemetery

Though the majority of animals buried in the Presidio pet cemetery are dogs and cats, there are also parakeets, canaries, pigeons, macaws, rabbits, hamsters, rats, lizards, goldfish, and mice.