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Coit Tower

Identification

Coit Tower
118832

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Structure in General

observation tower
existing [completed]
art deco

Facts

  • Named after heiress Lillian Hitchcock Coit (1843-1929), friend of the San Francisco Firefighters Association.
  • Coit Tower greets over 250,000 visitors annually.
  • After restoration, tower was reopened July 18, 1990.
  • Built on the site of the first west coast telegraph, a semaphore completed in 1849.
  • Reputedly designed in the shape of a fire-hose nozzle, to commemorate the firefighters in 1906 earthquake.
  • 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.
  • Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in late January 2008.

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Location

One Telegraph Hill near Lombard & Kearny
94133
San Francisco
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

210.00 ft
179.00 ft
1933
1934
1990
$243,731

Involved Companies

Arthur Brown, Jr.
elevator supplier

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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