Parade Grounds

Unfinished History


Presidio parade grounds circa 1917.

Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA

Presidio Environmental restoration as urban renewal. Photographs of the Presidio parade grounds in 1917 and 1996.


The Presidio parade grounds in 1996.

Photo: Carla Lazer

Analysis of new (mid-2000s) plans for Presidio's Historic Parade Ground. Most recently Don Fisher, owner of The Gap, has sought permission to build a museum to house his extensive collection of modern art.

Presidio Trust overview of parade ground plans (pdf)


U.S. troops stage mock battle, c. 1876. Troops from the Presidio were used to subdue natives in northeastern California not long before this exercise.

Photo: Private Collection

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