Structure in General
- Named after heiress Lillian Hitchcock Coit (1843-1929), friend of the San Francisco Firefighters Association.
- Coit Tower greets over 250,000 visitors annually.
- Reputedly designed in the shape of a fire-hose nozzle, to commemorate the firefighters in 1906 earthquake.
- Built on the site of the first west coast telegraph, a semaphore completed in 1849.
- Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in late January 2008.
- Observation deck is 542 feet above sea level.
- Designated City Landmark #165 on January 1, 1984.
- The memorial is a 210 foot high reinforced concrete tower which includes a 26 foot high rectangular base.
- After restoration, tower was reopened July 18, 1990.
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One Telegraph Hill near Lombard & Kearny
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings
- City landmark
- National landmark