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: Queen Anne (1880 - 1890)
Imported from England during the mid-nineteenth century, the eclectic Queen Anne style was based on historic models of decorative medieval forms. Similar to Victorian architecture, building plans in the Queen Anne style are often asymmetrical, featuring wrap-around porches, turrets, angled roof brackets, and different combinations and applications of exterior building materials. The large officers' quarters located at Funston and Presidio Boulevards represent the Presidio's version of the Queen Anne style, which features a cleaner, less ornate design than the colorful civilian homes found throughout the San Francisco.
Did You Know?
Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston, commander of the Pacific branch of the army, prepared the defenses of the San Francisco Bay and ordered the first garrison of Fort Point. Kentucky-born Johnston then resigned his commission to join the Confederate Army; he was killed at the battle of Shiloh in 1862.