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

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Architecture: Eclectic Anomalies

Building 1299, the NCO club at Fort Scott, built 1937.
Constructed in 1937, Building 1299 served as the non-commisioned officers' club at Fort Scott.
National Park Service, GGNRA
 
Certain unique buildings at the Presidio stand alone in their innovative architectural styles. For example, the U.S. Coast Guard Life Saving Station was designed in the Coast Guard's traditional Dutch Colonial style and is the only structure of its kind in the park. Other eclectic buildings at the Presidio include the log cabin non-commissioned officers' club at Fort Scott and the small Funston Avenue cottage topped with a large mansard roof. These buildings were probably the whimsical products of the combination of standard building plans with local styles.
 
Building 1092  was constructed in 1890 as the Coast Guard commander's quarters.
Located on the bay shore near Crissy Field, Building 1092 was constructed in 1890 as the Coast Guard commander's quarters. Its architectural style is unique at the Presidio.
National Park Service, GGNRA
 

Did You Know?

Detail from Spanish Coat of Arms

While stationed at the Presidio, the U.S. Army adopted the Coat of Arms of Royal Spain for heraldry purposes. The seal appeared on vehicles, signs, and badges throughout the post.