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COIT MEMORIAL TOWER

NPS Number: 07001468

Description:
Coit Tower is located atop Telegraph Hill in Pioneer Park above San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. The tower was designed by Arthur Brown, Jr., assisted by Henry Howard, and was constructed between 1932 and 1933 in the Art Deco style. The interior is adorned with twenty-five frescoes painted between 1933 and 1934 by various artists as part of the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP). The murals cover more than 3,000 square feet of wall space inside the tower and depict a common theme, Aspects of Life in California, 1934. The tower was dedicated to the volunteer firefighters who lost their lives in San Francisco’s five fires. Coit Memorial Tower was listed at the State level of significance under Criterion C in the area of art representing the American Scene art movement.

Registration Date: 1/29/2008

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Directions:
1 Telegraph Hill Blvd.

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