San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Montgomery Street Barracks
As the Indian Wars wound down by 1890, the Army closed frontier posts across the West and redeployed troops. The Presidio, with nearby rail and ship transport, was an ideal place to locate soldiers who could be quickly dispatched across the West or the Pacific.
These five large barracks, built in 1895-97, were the first brick buildings at the formerly all-wood Main Post. Each of these U-shaped barracks housed two companies of 109 men each. All five barracks had company offices, large day rooms for relaxation, mess halls and kitchens on their second floor. Latrines and showers were in the basement.
“Rock of the Marne”
The 30th U.S. Infantry Regiment, was highly decorated by the French government for pushing back the German offensive at the Marne River in July 1918. They occupied
Erected by Goldern Gate National Recreation Area.
Location. 37° 48.109′ N, 122° 27.479′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Montgomery Street near Lincoln Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Montgomery Street, San Francisco CA 94129, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Music in the Military: Presidio Band Barracks (here, next to this marker); The Ordoñez Gun (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); War in the Philippines (about 700 feet away); Presidio of San Francisco (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Women in the Army: U.S. Army Nurse Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Francisco National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); North West Corner of Original Presidio (approx. ¼ mile away); Military Intelligence Service Language School (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The Montgomery Barracks are located in the San Francisco Persidio, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.