Below are two Historic Resource Studies of the Presidio of San Francisco. These "preprint" versions do not contain maps or photographs and were published with limited distribution by the National Park Service's Denver Service Center.
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A History under Spain and Mexico
John Phillip Langelier & Daniel Bernard Rosen
August 1992 (NPS-121)
137 pages, 565 Kb pdf
Erwin N. Thompson
July 1997 (NPS-330)
645 pages, 1.9 Mb pdf
Did You Know?
In 1872, there was a proposal in Congress for the Presidio to become a San Francisco city park. The Army reported that 800 acres were required for national defense, provided barracks be relocated. Despite Congressman Cole's attempts, however, the Presidio reservation remained intact.