coit tower

Coit Tower

On Telegraph Hill stands a 210-foot landmark that is one of the city’s best views. Coit Tower, also known as the Lillian Coit Memorial Tower, is tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. The tower, in the city’s Pioneer Park, was built in 1933 using Lillie Hitchcock Coit’s bequest to beautify the city. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 29, 2008. Although an apocryphal story claims that the tower was designed to resemble a fire hose nozzle due to Coit’s affinity with the San Francisco firefighters of the day, it’s coincidental. Docent tours are available to visitors with a complete tour of the Tower including the murals. Furthermore, the tours are limited to an eight person maximum. The length of the tour is about 30 to 40 minutes. Visitors will learn about the Tower’s inception, the Public Work of Art Projects’ influence, and history of the twenty-six artists. Take the friends and family here and get views of the city you will not get anywhere else.

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