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

    Presidio of San Francisco


Infantry row

Firing field cannon in front of Infantry Row barracks, circa 1898.

Field artillery practice in front of "Infantry Row", circa 1898.

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.

Though the barracks' interiors have been extensively modified through the years, the exteriors largely retain their original appearance. Many of thes barracks became administrative offices after World War II and now serve a variety of purposes.

Click here to learn more about the historic Montgomery Street Barracks.


Did You Know?

Detail from Spanish Coat of Arms

While stationed at the Presidio, the U.S. Army adopted the Coat of Arms of Royal Spain for heraldry purposes. The seal appeared on vehicles, signs, and badges throughout the post.