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Fort Point, U.S. Highway 101, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB98315
Historic American Buildings Survey Roger Sturtevant, Photographer May 31, 1934 View From South-west

HB98316
Historic American Buildings Survey Roger Sturtevant, Photographer May 31, 1934 North-west Corner

HB98317
Historic American Buildings Survey Roger Sturtevant, Photographer May 31, 1934 Court (south Side)

HB98318
Historic American Buildings Survey Roger Sturtevant, Photographer May 31, 1934 Court (southside)

HB98319
Historic American Buildings Survey Roger Sturtevant, Photographer May 31, 1934 Court Looking West

HB98320
Historic American Buildings Survey Roger Sturtevant, Photographer May 31, 1934 Court Looking East

HB98321
Historic American Buildings Survey Roger Sturtevant, Photographer May 31, 1934 North Gallery - Second Story (interior)

HB98322
Historic American Buildings Survey 1920's Looking West

HB98323
General Aerial View Of Fort Point

HB98324
Aerial View Including Old Stone Sea Wall

HB98325
View Of Fort And Golden Gate Bridge

HB98326
Exterior, South Side

HB98327
Exterior, Southside With Golden Gate Bridge

HB98328
East Wall And Bastion

HB98329
Detail Of Granite Blocks In East Wall

HB98330
Entrance To Fort

HB98331
Seaward Gun Positions On Roof

HB98332
Detail Of Gun Positions On Roof With Alcatraz Island In The Background

HB98333
General View Of Courtyard, North To South

HB98334
General View Of Courtyard, From West

HB98335
View Of Courtyard, Looking East

HB98336
Courtyard View Of Casemates (fortified Enclosures)

HB98337
Detail Of Casemates

HB98338
Courtyard View Of East Stair Tower

HB98339
Courtyard View To East And South

HB98340
View Across Courtyard Toward Lighthouse And Stair Tower

HB98341
Lighthouse And Courtyard View From Roof

HB98342
Spiral Granite Stair Way In Lighthouse

HB98343
West Stair Tower, Lighthouse

HB98344
Exterior Porches, South Side

HB98345
View Across Courtyard To Porches

HB98346
Personnel Quarters

HB98347
Detail Of Colonade At Personnel Quarters

HB98348
View Through Casemates, Second Deck North Side

HB98349
Gallery Of Casemates, Second Tier

HB98350
Detail Of Casemate, Third Tier

HB98351
Gallery Of Casemates, Third Tier, Seaward Side

HB98352
Intersecting Arches, Third Tier Casemates

HB98353
Inner Gates, View From Courtyard

HB98354
Outer Gates, With Rifle Ports Along Side Walls

HB98355
Interior View Of Enlisted Men's Quarters, Second Tier

HB98356
Interior View Of Officer's Quarters, Third Tier

HB98357
Prison Cell Block

HB98358
Only Remaining Post Bracket At Iron Railing On Roof

HB98359
Entrance To Ammunition Bunker On Bluff To Rear Of Fort


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Item Title


Location
U.S. Highway 101, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1239
Significance: Designed to protect the entrance to the San Francisco Bay. Classic example of brick seacoast forts. Abandoned in 1886 when powerful rifled cannons made brick forts obsolete.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Roger Sturtevant, Photographer May 31, 1934 VIEW FROM SOUTH-WEST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Roger Sturtevant, Photographer May 31, 1934 NORTH-WEST CORNER
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Roger Sturtevant, Photographer May 31, 1934 COURT (SOUTH SIDE)
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Roger Sturtevant, Photographer May 31, 1934 COURT (SOUTHSIDE)
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Roger Sturtevant, Photographer May 31, 1934 COURT LOOKING WEST
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Roger Sturtevant, Photographer May 31, 1934 COURT LOOKING EAST
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Roger Sturtevant, Photographer May 31, 1934 NORTH GALLERY - SECOND STORY (INTERIOR)
8. Historic American Buildings Survey 1920'S LOOKING WEST
9. GENERAL AERIAL VIEW OF FORT POINT
10. AERIAL VIEW INCLUDING OLD STONE SEA WALL
11. VIEW OF FORT AND GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
12. EXTERIOR, SOUTH SIDE
13. EXTERIOR, SOUTHSIDE WITH GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
14. EAST WALL AND BASTION
15. DETAIL OF GRANITE BLOCKS IN EAST WALL
16. ENTRANCE TO FORT
17. SEAWARD GUN POSITIONS ON ROOF
18. DETAIL OF GUN POSITIONS ON ROOF WITH ALCATRAZ ISLAND IN THE BACKGROUND
19. GENERAL VIEW OF COURTYARD, NORTH TO SOUTH
20. GENERAL VIEW OF COURTYARD, FROM WEST
21. VIEW OF COURTYARD, LOOKING EAST
22. COURTYARD VIEW OF CASEMATES (FORTIFIED ENCLOSURES)
23. DETAIL OF CASEMATES
24. COURTYARD VIEW OF EAST STAIR TOWER
25. COURTYARD VIEW TO EAST AND SOUTH
26. VIEW ACROSS COURTYARD TOWARD LIGHTHOUSE AND STAIR TOWER
27. LIGHTHOUSE AND COURTYARD VIEW FROM ROOF
28. SPIRAL GRANITE STAIR WAY IN LIGHTHOUSE
29. WEST STAIR TOWER, LIGHTHOUSE
30. EXTERIOR PORCHES, SOUTH SIDE
31. VIEW ACROSS COURTYARD TO PORCHES
32. PERSONNEL QUARTERS
33. DETAIL OF COLONADE AT PERSONNEL QUARTERS
34. VIEW THROUGH CASEMATES, SECOND DECK NORTH SIDE
35. GALLERY OF CASEMATES, SECOND TIER
36. DETAIL OF CASEMATE, THIRD TIER
37. GALLERY OF CASEMATES, THIRD TIER, SEAWARD SIDE
38. INTERSECTING ARCHES, THIRD TIER CASEMATES
39. INNER GATES, VIEW FROM COURTYARD
40. OUTER GATES, WITH RIFLE PORTS ALONG SIDE WALLS
41. INTERIOR VIEW OF ENLISTED MEN'S QUARTERS, SECOND TIER
42. INTERIOR VIEW OF OFFICER'S QUARTERS, THIRD TIER
43. PRISON CELL BLOCK
44. ONLY REMAINING POST BRACKET AT IRON RAILING ON ROOF
45. ENTRANCE TO AMMUNITION BUNKER ON BLUFF TO REAR OF FORT
GENERAL VIEW OF COURTYARD, FROM WEST
EXTERIOR PORCHES, SOUTH SIDE
VIEW OF FORT POINT COURTYARD WITH GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE IN BACKGROUND


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