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

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Architecture: Post-War Era / Modern (1945 to the present)

Building 924 in 1998.
Building 924 was constructed as a maintainance fascility in 1959. Photo taken in 1998.
National Park Service, GGNRA
 
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.
 
Lettermam Army Medical Center, 1969-2002.
Lettermam Army Medical Center was a 550-bed hospital completed in 1969. As a non-historic structure that did not meet modern earthquake codes, it was demolished in 2002 and replaced by the Letterman Digital Arts complex.
National Park Service, GGNRA
 

Did You Know?

Refugees in line for supplies, 1906

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.