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Fort Baker Through the Years
Fort Baker Through the Years

Fort Baker Through the Years

The Post, the Park, the Lodge

12+

HISTORY

99 Pages, 9 x 8.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: March 2013

ISBN 9780976149422

Rights: WOR

Hole in the Head Press (Mar 2013)

Price: $19.95
 
 

Overview

Tucked into a sheltered valley in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Baker is an outstanding example of saving your nation's heritage by bringing new life to an historic area. Once part of the coastal defense system that - from the Civil War to the Cold War - protected San Francisco Bay and its valuable port from attack, today, the fort is an inspiring showcase of a remarkable post-to-part conversion. After more than a century as a US Army installation, Fort Baker is now protected by the National Park Service, and its historic buildings, fortifications and spectacular views are available for public enjoyment.Inside you'll find:In-depth history of the evolution of Fort BakerHistorical and contemporary maps and photographsArtis's rendering of the never-built fort at Lime PointSelf-guided tours of the fort's parade ground and waterfrontBuilding histories for today's Cavallo Point: The Lodge at the Golden GateAppendices with detailed information on army units, commanding officers and fortifications.

Author Biography

Kristin L. Baron is an architectural historian for Cultural Resources at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area where she focuses on writing historic building reports, website content, and compliance documents for several park sites. She lives in Mill Valley, California. John A. Martini is a professional researcher, historical consultant, and a former National Park Service Ranger who worked at such diverse locations as Fort Point National Historic Site, Alcatraz Island, the National Maritime Museum, the U.S.S. Arizona National Memorial, the Presidio of San Francisco, and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. He is an acknowledged expert on America's coastal defenses and consults with numerous state and federal agencies on the restoration of seacoast fortifications and artillery pieces. He lives in Fairfax, California.