San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Music in the Military: Presidio Band Barracks
Band barracks were usually smaller and more comfortable than standard barracks. Building 106 and Building 100 were both band barracks and “bookend” the five large Montgomery Street barracks. This barracks housed 37 musicians. It was built in 1909 in the Georgian Revival Style with Tuscan columns based on plans from the Office of the Quartermaster in Washington. From 1922 to 1941, this was the home of the Regimental Band of the 30th Infantry.
As we hit the dusty trail,
And the caissons go rolling along,
In and out, hear them shout,
Counter march and right about,
And the caissons go rolling along.
“The Caissons Go Rolling Along” World War I song (caissons are ammunition wagons)
Daily Bugle Calls
06:30 Mess call
08:00 Sick call
09:00 Assembly or Guard detail
12:00 Mess call
16:15 Recall (from Fatigue)
17:00 Retreat and Roll call
21:00 Tattoo - Roll call and Taps (extinguish lights)
Erected by Goldern Gate National Recreation Area.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Forts or Castles.
Location. 37° 48.111′ N, 122° 27.478′ 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery Street Barracks (here, next to this marker); Infantry Row (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old and New: Presidio Fire Station (about 600 feet away); Western Defense Command Headquarters (about 600 feet away); The Ordoñez Gun (about 800 feet away); War in the Philippines (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Montgomery Street Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Station Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on January 30, 2019, by Bruce Guthrie of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.