The Fort has been called -the pride of the Pacific-, -the Gibraltar of the West Coast- and one of the most perfect models of masonry in America.
From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point defended the San Francisco Bay following Californias Gold Rush through World War II. Its beautifully arched casemates display the art of 3rd system brick masonry and interacts gracefully with the Golden Gate Bridge.
Fort Point was built between 1853 and 1861 by the U.S. Army Engineers as part of a defense system of forts planned for the protection of San Francisco Bay.
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