Architecture: Utilitarian (1860 to the present)

Building 225, a warehouse built on the Main Post in 1925.
Building 225 was constructed on the Main Post in 1925 to serve as a warehouse.

National Park Service, GGNRA

As their name suggests, the function of Utilitarian buildings usually dictated their design. Monunments to practicality, such structures are usually constructed with inexpensive materials and showcase limited applied detail. Examples of Utilitarian buildings at the Presidio include long, rectangular wood-frame warehouses and the tall, wide airplane hangars on Crissy Field. Despite their simple functions, some utilitarian structures nevertheless contain special details such as arched window frames or hipped roofs.
Building 1163, constructed in 1919.
Constructed in 1919, Building 1163--a warehouse in the Letterman Complex--is a typical utilitarian building.

National Park Service, GGNRA


Last updated: February 28, 2015

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