Coit Monument - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 48.149 W 122° 24.349
10S E 552307 N 4184066
Quick Description: Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/12/2009 1:56:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM5TP1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 46

Long Description:
?"Coit Tower was built atop Telegraph Hill in 1933 at the bequest of Lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the City of San Francisco. Lillie bequeathed one-third of her estate to the City of San Francisco "to be expended in an appropriate manner for the purpose of adding to the beauty of the city which I have always loved".
Contrary to popular opinion, the tower was not designed to resemble a fire hose nozzle. This belief persists in part because of Lillie Hitchcock Coit's affinity with the San Francisco fire fighters of the day, in particular with Knickerbocker Engine Company Number 5. Although the architects claimed to have no design precedent in mind,[citation needed] during this time Europe saw the construction of aesthetically designed power stations that could be claimed as prototypes (e.g.: Battersea Power Station).

The art deco tower, 210 feet (64 m) of unpainted reinforced concrete, was designed by architects Arthur Brown, Jr. and Henry Howard with murals by 26 different artists and numerous assistants." (visit link)
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: None

Benchmark Agency: National Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: other (not any of the below)

Monumentation type (if other): Tower

County: San Francisco

Special category (optional): Not listed

Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge

Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): [Web Link]

NGS PID: HT3007

Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Not listed

Special Category (if other): Not listed

Local database's URL (optional): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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