on October 1, 2002
This tower was originally built in 1933 and named after its benefactor, Lillie Hitchcock Coit. It was built as a monument, and in honor of, San Francisco firemen. It's shape (all 210 feet of it) is of a fire hose nozzle. After venturing up to Telegraph Hill, we chose not to climb the tower, but we did climb down the side of Telegraph Hill, through the pines, and encountered some extraordinarily lovely, small homes situated down the hillside. Another part of the charm of the city that we might otherwise have missed.
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