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?
In 1915, a tragic fire at the Presidio claimed the lives of General Pershing’s wife and his three daughters. Pershing's son, Francis Warren, survived the blaze and chose to enlist in the army as a private during World War II. By the end of the war he had achieved the rank of major.