Coit Memorial Tower
Coit Tower with statue of Columbus in foreground
|Location:||1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
San Francisco, California
|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.[source?]
Photo gallery[change | change source]
The murals[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Pryor, Alton (2003). Fascinating Women in California History. Stagecoach Pub. p. 86. ISBN 0966005392.
- Crowe, Michael F. and Robert W. Bowen (2007). Images of America: San Francisco Art Deco. Arcadia Publishing. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-7385-4734-3.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Coit Tower.|
- video of tower history and mural tour
- Coit Tower in the Structurae database
- San Francisco Highs at Coit Tower
- Coit Tower page in New Deal Art Registry
- Photography of Telegraph Hill by Bennett Hall