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 first floor and large open dormitories 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 these barracks from 1922 to 1941 and were known as “San Francisco’s Own.”
Erected by Goldern Gate National Recreation Area.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1918.
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. Touch for directions.
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); 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 Ordońez Gun (about 700 feet away); War in the Philippines (about 700 feet away); Sutler's Quarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laundresses' Row (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 498 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.