CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
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?
In the aftermath of a tragic fire that killed four family members of General John Pershing, the army built a fire station at the Presidio. The new Presidio Fire Station was the first on any U.S. Army post to house a permanent fire company with trained firefighters.