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

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Architecture: Utilitarian (1860 to the present)

Building 225, a warehouse built on the Main Post in 1925.
Building 225 was constructed on the Main Post in 1925 to serve as a warehouse.
National Park Service, GGNRA
 
As their name suggests, the function of Utilitarian buildings usually dictated their design. Monunments to practicality, such structures are usually constructed with inexpensive materials and showcase limited applied detail. Examples of Utilitarian buildings at the Presidio include long, rectangular wood-frame warehouses and the tall, wide airplane hangars on Crissy Field. Despite their simple functions, some utilitarian structures nevertheless contain special details such as arched window frames or hipped roofs.
 
Building 1163, constructed in 1919.
Constructed in 1919, Building 1163--a warehouse in the Letterman Complex--is a typical utilitarian building.
National Park Service, GGNRA
 

Did You Know?

The San Francisco National Cemetery at the Presidio

The National Cemeteries Act was based on the principles articulated by President Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address--"that these dead shall not have died in vain." Passed by Congress in 1863, the law established thirteen cemeteries to inter veterans of the Armed Forces and their families.