Fort Point

Fort Point (HM6VB)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94129 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 48.581', W 122° 28.574'

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Fort Point is considered one of the finest examples of military architecture in the United States and is San Francisco's only major building constructed before the Civil War which has remained basically unchanged since it was completed and garrisoned in February 1861. Two months later the firing on Fort Sumter, South Carolina, marked the beginning of the Civil War, but the bombardment also clearly demonstrated that brick and granite fortresses could not withstand the devastating power of the rifled cannon. Fort Point was the last such fortress to be constructed.
HM NumberHM6VB
Year Placed1966
Placed ByFort Point Museum Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 9:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 546104 N 4184828
Decimal Degrees37.80968333, -122.47623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.581', W 122° 28.574'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 34.86" N, 122° 28' 34.44" W
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Area Code(s)415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 997 Marine Dr, San Francisco CA 94129, US
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