Leadership

Tower Erected as Volunteer Memorial

Issue 1 and Volume 87.

Tower Erected as Volunteer Memorial A tower 180 feet high and 450 feet above the level of San Francisco Bay has been erected atop Telegraph Hill. San Francisco, Cal., by the estate of the late Lillian Hitchcock Coit in memory of the volunteer firemen of that city. It is called the Coit Memorial. The City Planning Committee is preparing an ordinance to limit the height of buildings on all sides of Telegraph Hill so that the tower may be seen and the view from the balcony unblocked. Ground for the tower was broken on January 23, 1933, during appropriate ceremonies. The base structure is seventy-three feet square. The tower is forty feet in diameter at the base and 2. 5 feet in diameter at the top. It was erected at a cost of §125,000. It will be illuminated b y floodlights s c that the tower may be visible miles…

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