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Creation Date

9-2008

Building Name

Coit Memorial Tower , San Francisco CA

Description

Coit Memorial Tower , San Francisco CA

Coit Tower, also known as the Lillian Coit Memorial 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 using Lillie Hitchcock Coit's bequest to beautify the city of San Francisco; at her death in 1929 Coit left one-third of her estate to the city for civic beautification. The tower was proposed in 1931 as an appropriate use of Coit's gift. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 29, 2008.

Coit Tower, a slender white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill, has been an emblem of San Francisco’s skyline since its completion in 1933. The art deco tower, built of unpainted reinforced concrete, was designed by architects Arthur Brown, Jr. and Henry Howard.

National Register of Historic Places NRIS #07001468

Latitude, Longitude

37.80237778, -122.40583333

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Coit Memorial Tower; Lillie Hitchcock Coit; Pioneer Park; Concrete column; San Francisco County (Ca.); Towers --- California --- San Francisco.

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