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.
Did You Know?
The modern-day Officers' Club was part of the original Spanish Presidio. In the front section of the building, excavations have uncovered adobe walls dating from the 1790's.