Commonly known as "Infantry Row", Buildings 101 through 105 were constructed on Montgomery Street to accommodate troops consolidated at the Presidio after the Indian Wars, when many frontier forts were closed. Built in the Colonial Revival style during the 1890's, these were some of the first brick barracks in the western United States and demonstrated the Presidio's military significance. Each side of the barracks housed a company of 110 soldiers.
Did You Know?
Herb Alpert, Grammy Award-winning bandleader of the Tijuana Brass, played in the 6th Army Band at the Presidio during the 1950's. Alpert later claimed the structure and discipline of the Army helped him with his music.