Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Coit Tower

 
 
Coit Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 11, 2013
1. Coit Tower Marker
Inscription.
This 210 foot monument was built in
1933
with monies bequeathed by Lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the city she loved. Frescoes were painted in the interior of the newly built structure by local artists funded through the United States Government’s Public Works of Art Project. This plaque is placed by the Recreation and Park Commission
October 8, 1983
to mark Coit Tower’s 50th Anniversary
and its designation as an Historic Landmark.

 
Erected 1983 by Recreation and Park Commission.
 
Location. 37° 48.15′ N, 122° 24.352′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Telegraph Hill Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coit Memorial Tower (a few steps from this marker); Telegraph Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of Third Baptist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Telegraph Hill Historic District (about 700 feet away);
Coit Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2013
2. Coit Tower Marker
Belt Line Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farnsworth's Green Street Lab (approx. 0.2 miles away); Juana Briones y Tapia de Miranda (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francisco Street (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the entrance to Coit Tower.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mrs. Lille Hitchcock-Coit - Visual Museum of the City of San Francisco. She is the patron saint of all pioneer firemen of the city, and if the survivors of that once sturdy brotherhood could have their most ardent wish gratified then the lot of Mrs. Hitchcock-Coit would be a supremely happy one in this life. -- this is from a 1900 biography (Submitted on November 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Coit Tower and the History of Its Murals - Everday Citizen. Bernard Zackheim conceived of the mural program, with funding and supervision from the city power broker Herbert Fleishhacker and the new director of the de Young Museum Walter Heil. Zackheim was an immigrant leftist artist and he wanted
Coit Tower Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2013
3. Coit Tower Dedication Plaque
By bequest of
Lillie Hitchcock Coit
To the city she loved
This tower
Is constructed by the
Park commissioners
Of San Francisco
MCMXXXIII
the murals to reflect the current conditions in San Francisco.
(Submitted on November 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Landmarks
 
Coit Tower image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2013
4. Coit Tower
Coit Tower image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2013
5. Coit Tower
Coit Tower image. Click for full size.
By Renee, February 28, 2011
6. Coit Tower
Christopher Columbus Statue
Coit Tower Murals image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2013
7. Coit Tower Murals
View of downtown San Francisco from Coit Tower image. Click for full size.
By Renee, February 28, 2011
8. View of downtown San Francisco from Coit Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   6. submitted on September 3, 2015, by Renee' Lasswell of Austin, Texas.   7. submitted on November 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   8. submitted on September 3, 2015, by Renee' Lasswell of Austin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement