Firehose Tower with a Great View
1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94133
Although many people believe that Coit Tower, built by Arthur Brown Jr. and Henry Howard in 1933, looks like the end of a fire hose, that wasn't the original intention, but it is appropriate. The art deco building that stretches 210 feet into the air, was a gift to the city from Lillie Hitchcock Coit, an heiress and volunteer firefighter in the early 1900s. Coit was in love with the city and was also passionate about firefighting, so she donated over half of her estate to the city's beautification project that was taking place at the time of her death. It just happens to be a fitting coincidence that the tower ended up resembling something so dear to her heart.
Nearest Train or Bus:
MUNI BUS: 39
Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Taxi Walking
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: Free
Notes: There are 30-minute parking spaces at the tour site, but the parking here is limited.
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