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

    Presidio of San Francisco


Housing Areas

Houses on Liggett Avenue

Liggett Avenue enlisted men's family housing, built in 1939.

The housing areas of the Presidio were built from the turn-of-the-century through the 1950s. They provided housing for both officers' and enlisted men and their families. Today, the housing areas are largely surrounded by mature forest giving an isolated and serene feeling to this largely urban area. Historic El Polin Spring and Lovers' Lane are found in the East Housing area.

Did You Know?

Albert Sidney Johnston

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.