Architecture: Eclectic Anomalies
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.
Did You Know?
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.