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: 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?
Major Jonathan Letterman--after whom the hospital at the Presidio was renamed in 1911--was the medical director of the Army of the Potomac. A founding father of military medicine, Letterman organized forward first-aid stations, mobile field hospitals, and ambulance services during the Civil War.