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  Coit Tower
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Perched atop Telegraph Hill, this 210 ft. monument ressembling a fire hose nozzle was completed in 1933. It was bequeathed to San Francisco by philantropist and fire fighting groupee Lillie Hitchcock Coit. For $3.00, you can take the elevator to the oberservation platform and marvel at a 360 degree panorama of San Francisco. Be sure to check out the WPA depression era murals in the lobby. The murals are done in Diego Rivera's social realism style or as some would call it "Pinko" art. There is no charge to stroll the grounds, enjoy the bay views from the ground level lookout or view the murals.

Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
Directions: At Greenwich St. in North Beach/Telegraph Hill
Phone: (415) 362- 0808
Website: http://www.coittower.org/

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  • Updated Oct 25, 2005
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