Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Coit Tower

In Firefighting > Show & Tell and Art Deco > Show & Tell.
Art Deco1897 of 19391930's Black Ceramic Piggy BankKRALIK GLASS IN A 1929 BUTLER BROTHERS CATALOG
4
Love it
1
Like it

mikielikesigns2mikielikesigns2 loves this.
vintagemadvintagemad loves this.
bratjddbratjdd loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
peteeonepeteeone likes this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 4 years ago

Email

bayareamus…
(74 items)

Today I visited Coit Tower, the phallic monument overlooking San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay.

The tower was built by architects Arthur Brown Jr. and Henry Howard at the behest of Lillie Hitchcock Coit. It was completed in 1933. Ms. Coit funded the project in order to "beautify" San Francisco. Although she loved the fire department and was herself a volunteer firefighter claims that the tower is designed to look like a fire hose nozzle are apparently untrue. Ms. Coit was actually deceased when the tower was erected (she passed away in 1929) but she had bequeathed one-third of her estate for this project.

Coit Tower resides on the top of Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. It is 210 feet tall. It rises 180 feet about Pioneer Park, which is at the base of the tower. It is made of fluted reinforced concrete, and its top has arches. It's shaft is 18 wider at the base than at the top.

In the base, which I will post pictures of, there are murals which were made as part of the 1934 Public Works of Art Project, a New Deal Program.

The monument is considered a monument to San Francisco's firefighters.

Part of my excursion to Coit Tower.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.