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 Tatoo - Roll call and Taps (extinguish lights)
Erected by Goldern Gate National Recreation Area.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery Street Barracks (here, next to this marker); The Ordoñez Gun (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); War in the Philippines (about 800 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. ¼ mile 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 433 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.