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The following Golden Gate National Recreation Area reports and publications are organized by site. Please scroll through the list to find the areas that you are interested in. Some of the larger documents have been broken down by chapters for easier downloading.

 
 
 
 

Ohlone/Costanoan Indians of the San Francisco Peninsula and their Neighbors, Yesterday and Today

Title and Summary (PDF file, 300 kb)
Chapter 1 (PDF file, 1.2 mb)
Chapter 2 (PDF file, 2.2 mb)
Chapter 3 (PDF file, 1.6 mb)
Chapter 4 (PDF file, 600 kb)
Chapter 5 (PDF file, 300 kb)
Chapter 6 (PDF file, 300 kb)
Chapter 7 (PDF file, 400 kb)
Chapter 8 (PDF file, 500 kb)
Chapter 9 (PDF file, 1.3 mb)
Chapter 10 (PDF file, 400 kb)
Chapter 11 (PDF file, 200 kb)
Bibliography (PDF file, 400 kb)
Appendices A, B, C (PDF file, 300 kb)
Appendices D, E, F (PDF file, 2.8 mb)

 
The Park That Makes Its Own Weather: An Administrative History of Golden Gate National Recreation Area (2002)

(this document is available by emailing e-mail us)

Seacoast Fortification Preservation Manual; Golden Gate National Recreation Area (1999)

(this document is available by emailing e-mail us)
 

Alcatraz

1. Alcatraz Island National Historic Landmark Cultural Landscape Report (2010)

2. Alcatraz Island Cultural Landscape Inventory

Statement of Signficance (PDF file, 29 kb)
Physical History Part 1 (PDF file, 872 kb)
Physical History Part 2 (PDF file, 850 kb)
Physical History Part 3 (PDF file, 1,379 kb)

3. Alcatraz Island Main Prison Building Historic Furnishings Report (PDF file, 29.23 mb)

4.Alcatraz Barracks Building 64 Historic Structure Report (PDF file, 15.88 mb)

5. Alcatraz National Historic Landmark form (1986)

6. The Rock: A History of Alcatraz Island, 1847-1972 (Alcatraz Historic Resource Study, NPS, 1979)

7. Alcatraz Guardhouse Complex Historic Structure Report (Lerner & Associates, 2002)

 

Fort Baker

1. Cultural Landscape Report for Fort Baker (PDF file, 3,102 kb)

2. Fort Baker Cultural Landscape Inventory

Statement of Significance (PDF file, 127 kb)
Physical History (PDF file, 759 kb)

3. Forts Baker, Barry & Cronkhite National Register Nomination Form (1973)

4. Forts Baker, Barry & Cronkhite Historic Resource Study (1979)

(this document is available by emailing e-mail us)

 

Fort Barry

1. What We Have, We Shall Defend; An Interim History and Preservation Plan for NIKE Site SF-88L (PDF file, 870 KB)

2. Point Bonita Cultural Landscape Inventory

Statement of Significance (PDF file, 47 kb)
Physical History, Part 1 (PDF file, 989 kb)
Physical History, Part 2 (PDF file, 890 kb)

3. Fort Barry Balloon Hangar Historic Structure Report (PDF file, 5.79 mb)

4. Rodeo Valley Stables Combined Cultural Resources Report
(Cultural Landscape Report, Historic Structure Report and Archeological Assessment & Treatment Report for the Balloon Hangar, Motor Vehicle Sheds & Rifle Range Camp) (4.20 mb pdf)

 

Fort Cronkhite

1. Fort Cronkhite Historic Furnishings Report (Barracks Building 1059 and Mess Hall Building 1049) (PDF file, 3.73 mb)

 

Fort Mason

1. Fort Mason Cultural Landscape Inventory

Statement of Signficance (PDF file, 128 kb)

2.Fort Mason Cultural Landscape Report (PDF file, 45 mb)

Upper Fort Mason Cultural Landscape Report, Vol II: Treatment Strategy

3. San Francisco Port of Embarkation National Historic Landmark form (1972)
(this document is available by emailing e-mail us)

4.San Francisco Port of Embarkation Historic Structure Report (1991) (PDF file, 27 mb)

5. Fort Mason Officers' Club Historic Structure Report (pp. 1-54) (2005) (PDF file, 8.9 mb)

6. Fort Mason (Point San Jose/Black Point) National Register Historic Places Form (1972)
(this document is available by emailing e-mail us)

 

Fort Point

1. United States Coast Guard Fort Point Station Cultural Landscape Inventory

Statement of Significance (PDF file, 27 kb)
Physical History Part 1 (PDF file, 2027 kb)
Physical History Part 2 (PDF file, 2190 kb)

2. Fort Point Abbreviated Historic Structure Report, 2006 (PDF file, 4.29 mb)

3. Fort Point Historic Structure Report (Historic Data Section written by Edwin C. Bearss, 1973) (PDF file, 10 mb)

4. Fort Point US Coast Guard Station Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Historic Structure Report, 2008

Introduction (PDF file, 200 kb)
Part I: Developmental History (PDF file, 1.2 mb)
Part II: Treatment and Work Recommendations (PDF file,1.0 mb)
Bibliography (PDF file, 100 kb)
Appendices A & B (PDF file, 1.4 mb)
Appendices C & D (PDF file, 1.5 mb)

 

Marin Headlands

1. Golden Gate Dairy Combined Cultural Resources Report
(Cultural Landscape Report, Historic Structure Report and Archeological Assessment & Treatment Report) (5.2 MB pdf)

2. Tennesse Valley Stables Combined Cultural Resources Report
(Cultural Landscape Report, Historic Structure Report and Archeological Assessment & Treatment Report) (6.8 MB pdf)

 

Muir Woods

1.Muir Woods Historic Resource Study (PDF file, 25,905 kb)

 
 

Presidio of San Francisco

1.El Presidio de San Francisco: A History under Spain & Mexico, 1776-1846 (1992) (PDF file, 656 kb)

2. Defender of the Gate: The Presidio of San Francisco, A History from 1846 - 1995 (1997)

(This document is available by emailing e-mail us)

3.Presidio Gate, Broadway Gate and Vicinity, Cultural Landscape Report (1996) (PDF file, 2 mb)

4. The Last Word In Airfields: A Special History of Crissy Field, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (1994) (PDF file, 10.2 mb)

5. The Presidio of San Francisco 1776-1976: A Collection of Historical Source Materials (1976) (PDF file, 15 mb)

6. Letterman Hospital: Work for the Sake of Mankind (NPS, 1994)

 

San Mateo County Park Lands

1. San Mateo Historic Resource Study (2010)

Part I: Introduction (PDF file, 2.4 mb)

Part II: Sweeney Ridge (PDF file, 3.0 mb)

Part III: Rancho Corral de Tierra & Montara Lighthouse Station (PDF file, 1.7 mb)

Part IV: Mori Point (PDF file, 1.0 mb)

Part V: Phleger Estate (PDF file, 1.5 mb)

Part VI: Milagra Ridge (PDF file, 1.3 mb)

Part VII: Conclusion and Recommendations (PDF file, 1.0 mb)

 

Sutro Historic District


1. Sutro Historic District Cultural Landscape Inventory (2005)

Statement of Significance (PDF file, 116 kb)
Physical History, Part 1 (PDF file, 1,622 kb)
Physical History, Part 2 (PDF file, 456 kb)
Physical History, Part 3 (PDF file, 2,682 kb)
Physical History, Part 4 (PDF file, 2,758 kb)
Physical History, Part 5 (PDF file, 1,767 kb


2. Merrie Way and Lands End Street Railways Abbreviated Cultural Landscape Report (2006)

3. Sutro District Cultural Landscape Report (1993)

Last updated: May 28, 2019

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