Coit Memorial Tower
|Location||1 Telegraph Hill Blvd., San Francisco, California|
|Coordinates||37°48′09″N 122°24′21″W / 37.80250°N 122.40583°WCoordinates: 37°48′09″N 122°24′21″W / 37.80250°N 122.40583°W|
|Area||1.7 acres (0.69 ha)|
|Architect||Brown, Arthur Jr.|
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|NRHP reference No.||07001468|
|Added to NRHP||January 29, 2008|
Coit Tower is a 210-foot (64 m) tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The tower, in the city's Pioneer Park, was built in 1933. Lillie Hitchcock Coit left one-third of her estate to the city "to be expended in an appropriate manner for the purpose of adding to the beauty of the city which I have always loved".
The art deco tower is made of unpainted reinforced concrete. Architects Arthur Brown, Jr. and Henry Howard designed it. The tower has fresco murals by 27 different on-site artists and their assistants, plus two additional paintings installed after creation off-site.
The tower was not designed to resemble a fire hose nozzle, despite Coit's affinity with the San Francisco firefighters of the day, in particular with Knickerbocker Engine Company Number 5.
Photo gallery[change | change source]
The murals[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- ↑ "City of San Francisco Designated Landmarks". City of San Francisco. Retrieved 2012-10-21.
- ↑ Pryor, Alton (2003). Fascinating Women in California History. Stagecoach Pub. pp. 86. ISBN 0966005392.
- ↑ "Coit Tower Murals - San Francisco, CA - Murals on Waymarking.com". www.waymarking.com. Retrieved 2020-08-12.
- ↑ Crowe, Michael F. and Robert W. Bowen (2007). Images of America: San Francisco Art Deco. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 72. ISBN 978-0-7385-4734-3.
Other websites[change | change source]
- video of tower history and mural tour
- Coit Tower at Structurae
- San Francisco Highs at Coit Tower Archived 2015-11-13 at the Wayback Machine
- Coit Tower page in New Deal Art Registry Archived 2010-07-11 at the Wayback Machine
- Photography of Telegraph Hill Archived 2008-11-19 at the Wayback Machine by Bennett Hall