Build a Museum in the Oldest Garrisoned Post in the American West? No Biggie.


Sometimes you just have to take a step back to see the view. Let’s face it, we’re all so busy that at times we often miss the spectacular, even when it happens in our backyard. Such is the case with the Presidio project which we were very fortunate to be a part of.

The following case study is a story worth telling. It’s about our local Bay Area history and the early settlers who trekked and stationed here to expand the US of A.

The argument can be made that the museum exists within either the oldest structure in San Francisco or the most historic, or perhaps both. There’s a ton of history in these old walls, it’s even said that the Presidio houses what is believed to be the oldest cannon in the country!


This building has a lot of folklore in it,” says Eric Brandan Blind, 40, director of Heritage Programs and Sites for the Presidio Trust, the government agency that operates the park. “We’re always trying to figure out ways to make the ‘real’ come out of the ‘lore.”  (SFGate)



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