San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Early in the twentieth century, the Presidio became the Army's most prestigious west coast installation. The Army began constructing Mission style buildings with white walls and red tile roofs to reflect the post's California heritage. This Post Chapel dedicated in 1931 is the only building elaborate enough [to] be described as Spanish Colonial Revival rather than Mission style.
Built of stucco-covered reinforced concrete, and capped by a red tile roof, the cross-shaped chapel has an attached bell tower with quatrefoil windows. Its most notable exterior feature is the Spanish baroque terracotta frontispiece that frames the entrance and the window above it. The high placement of the windows gives the chapel's interior a citadel-like feeling. Today the chapel serves as the Presidio Interfaith Center.
Erected by Presidio of San Francisco, National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion • Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
Location. 37° 47.958′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 Fisher Loop, 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. Sergeants' Row (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laundresses' Row (about 500 feet away); Sutler's Quarters (about 600 feet away); U.S.S. Oregon Marine Corps Memorial (about 600 feet away); San Francisco National Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Montgomery Street Barracks (about 700 feet away); Ammunition Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); North West Corner of Original Presidio (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . Presidio Main Post Chapel Mural - San Francisco CA. Description of the fresco on the "The Living New Deal" website. (Submitted on April 19, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 19, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.