Architecture: Post-War Era / Modern (1945 to the present)
The Modern buildings at the Presidio include the Main Post Gym and the Crissy Field warehouses. Designed as simple buildings which promote function over form, these structures often represent new advances in building technology. The now-demolished Letterman Army Medical Center also fell into this category; it was constructed of pre-cast concrete components. Building 924, the Crissy Field warehouse shown above, exhibits innovative engineering design with its open floor plan and glass curtain walls.
Did You Know?
In the three days following the 1906 earthquake, the Army's refugee camps at the Presidio issued 3,000 tents, 12,000 shelter halves, 13,000 ponchos, 58,000 pairs of shoes, and 24,000 regulation blue shirts.