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Historic Fort Point Images
historic images of Fort Point
1865, Interior view of Fort Point
This 1865 photo shows Fort Point from inside the parade ground. Note the iron work of the bannisters and the wooden shutters on the windows.
1868 view of Fort Point
This photo, taken sometime between 1868 and 1876, shows the southeast elevation of the Fort. Notice that the road leading to the fort is still under construction.
1869 View of Fort Point
This photo, dated 1869, was taken from outside the Golden Gate strait, from the Pacific Ocean.
1869 View of Fort Point and Lighthouse
This 1869 view shows the southwest elevation of the fort and lighthouse, with the row of 10-gun batteries.
1870 View of Fort Point
Credit: credit NPS GOGA Park Archives
The 1870 photo was taken by the pioneer photographer Eadweard Muybridge. This image shows the fort when empty, with a line of Columbiad guns pointing towards the Golden Gate.
1900 View of Fort Point
This 1900 view shows the southeast elevation of the Fort, with the lighthouse keeper's residences on the bluff above.
1910 View of Fort Point
This photo from 1910 shows the Fort Point lighthouse and the metal bridge that connects to the lighthouse keepers' residences, located on top of the bluffs.
1930s view of Fort Point
This photo, taken during the 1930s, shows the fort's interior parade area used as a parking lot.
1933 Fort Point and Bridge Construction
This photo, taken around 1933, shows the early construction phase of the Golden Gate Bridge. Notice that the southeast area of Fort Point was used as a staging area for construction materials.
1934 View of Fort Point and Golden Gate Bridge
This photo shows the Golden Gate Bridge under construction. Notice how Fort Point has been surrounded by the construction project. All of the lighthouse keepers' residences were ultimately demolished to make way for the bridge on-ramp.
1947 View of Fort Point
This photo, taken around 1947, shows the southeast corner of the barbette. Notice how the fort is tucked right under the special arced bridge span that was designed specifically to protect the fort.
1948 View of Fort Point
This photo, taken around 1948, shows the fort in an unoccupied state after World War II.