National Register of Historic Places in San Francisco

Perforated Copper Facade of de Young Museum Perforated Copper Façade of de Young Museum
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Photographed 1 February 2012
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National Register #04001137
Golden Gate Park Historic District
Bounded by Fulton, Stanyan, Fell, Oak, Lincoln Way and The Great Highway

Golden Gate Park contains thirty-seven contributing buildings, thirteen contributing structures, and thirty-six contributing objects. With an area of 10,170 acres, it the largest urban park in the United States.

Two buildings, the Conservatory of Flowers and the Beach Chalet, are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Conservatory is also California Historical Landmark 841.

Ten structures are city landmarks:


Name Year Address Remarks Sort Address Sort Name
Alvord Bridge1889Eastern ParkNational Historic Civil Engineering LandmarkEastern Park 02Alvord Bridge
Alvord Lake1882Eastern ParkEastern Park 03Alvord Lake
Alvord Lake Restroom1930Eastern ParkBuilt in 1930'sEastern Park 04Alvord Lake Restroom
Amundsen Monument1929Western ParkWestern Park 05Amundsen Monument
Anglers' Lodge and Flycasting Pools1936Polo Field and StablesPolo 04Anglers' Lodge and Flycasting Pools
Apple Cider Press1894Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 19Apple Cider Press
Archery Field1938Western ParkWestern Park 01Archery Field
Arguello Gate1915Eastern ParkEastern Park 05Arguello Gate
Arizona Garden1894Conservatory ValleyConservatory Valley 04Arizona Garden
Baseball Player1891Eastern ParkEastern Park 11Baseball Player
Beach Chalet1902Western ParkSan Francisco Landmark #179; National Register Listing #81000172Western Park 04Beach Chalet
Beach Chalet Soccer FieldsWestern ParkDate unknownWestern Park 08Beach Chalet Soccer Fields
Beach Chalet Soccer Fields Restroom1930Western ParkBuilt in 1930'sWestern Park 09Beach Chalet Soccer Fields Restroom
Beethoven Monument1915Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 16Beethoven Monument
Bercut Equitation FieldWestern ParkDate unknownWestern Park 10Bercut Equitation Field
Big Rec Baseball Grounds1893Eastern ParkEastern Park 16Big Rec Baseball Grounds
Big Rec Restroom1930Eastern ParkBuilt in 1930'sEastern Park 17Big Rec Restroom
Breon Gate (19th Avenue)1924Middle ParkMiddle Park 01Breon Gate (19th Avenue)
Bronze Lion1906Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 14Bronze Lion
Bronze Sundial1907Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 12Bronze Sundial
Brown Gate (Cougar and Bear)1908Eastern ParkEastern Park 14Brown Gate (Cougar and Bear)
Buffalo Paddock1900Middle ParkMiddle Park 11Buffalo Paddock
Burns Monument1908Eastern ParkEastern Park 12Burns Monument
Carousel1941Children's QuartersChildren's Quarters 03Carousel
Carousel Building and Ticket Pavilion1889Children's QuartersChildren's Quarters 02Carousel Building and Ticket Pavilion
Casino Meadow1896Eastern ParkEastern Park 25Casino Meadow
Cervantes Memorial1916Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 09Cervantes Memorial
Children's Quarters Restroom1930Children's QuartersBuilt in 1930'sChildren's Quarters 05Children's Quarters Restroom
Conservatory of Flowers1878Conservatory ValleySan Francisco Landmark #50 and California Landmark #841 and National Register Listing #71000184Conservatory Valley 01Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory Valley1872Conservatory ValleyConservatory Valley 02Conservatory Valley
Dahlia Garden1939Conservatory ValleyConservatory Valley 03Dahlia Garden
Dog Training Field1905Middle ParkMiddle Park 12Dog Training Field
Doughboy1930John F Kennedy DriveKennedyDoughboy
Doughboy Meadow1930John F Kennedy DriveKennedyDoughboy Meadow
Dutch Windmill1902Western ParkSan Francisco Landmark #147Western Park 02Dutch Windmill
Elk Glen Lake1935Middle ParkDate uncertain, probably 1935Middle Park 16Elk Glen Lake
Elk Glen MeadowMiddle ParkDate unknownMiddle Park 17Elk Glen Meadow
Emmet Monument1919Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 15Emmet Monument
Father William D. McKinnon Monument1927Eastern ParkEastern Park 13Father William D. McKinnon Monument
Foresters of America Memorial1927Children's QuartersChildren's Quarters 06Foresters of America Memorial
Francis Scott Key Monument1888Music ConcourseSan Francisco Landmark #96Music Concourse 20Francis Scott Key Monument
Garfield Monument1885Conservatory ValleyConservatory Valley 06Garfield Monument
Giuseppi Verdi Monument1914Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 17Giuseppi Verdi Monument
Goethe and Schiller Monument1901Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 18Goethe and Schiller Monument
Gold Star Mothers Rock1932Eastern ParkEastern Park 31Gold Star Mothers Rock
Golden Gate Park Stables1939Polo Field and StablesSix buildingsPolo 02Golden Gate Park Stables
Golden Gate Park Stadium (Polo Field)1906Polo Field and StablesBuilt 1906-1909Polo 01Golden Gate Park Stadium (Polo Field)
Grant Memorial1896Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 11Grant Memorial
GreenhousesMaintenance Yard and NurseryThe twelve greenhouses are noncontributing structures; construction dates unknownMaintenance Yard 03Greenhouses
Halleck Monument1886Eastern ParkEastern Park 10Halleck Monument
Handball Courts1902Eastern ParkBuilt 1902-1937Eastern Park 15Handball Courts
Heroes Redwood Grove1939Eastern ParkEastern Park 30Heroes Redwood Grove
Horseshoe Court Bas Relief1937Eastern ParkEastern Park 22Horseshoe Court Bas Relief
Horseshoe Courts1922Eastern ParkBuilt 1922-1937Eastern Park 21Horseshoe Courts
Horseshoe Courts Restroom1930Eastern ParkBuilt in 1930'sEastern Park 23Horseshoe Courts Restroom
Japanese Tea Garden1894Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 06Japanese Tea Garden
Japanese Tea Garden Structures1894Music ConcourseThe pagoda and tea house are contributing structures. The two gates are noncontributing. The structures were built between 1894 and 1916.Music Concourse 07Japanese Tea Garden Structures
Kezar Pavilion1926Kezar ComplexKezar 01Kezar Pavilion
Lawn Bowling Clubhouse1915Eastern ParkSan Francisco Landmark #181Eastern Park 09Lawn Bowling Clubhouse
Lawn Bowling Greens1901Eastern ParkBuilt 1901-1928Eastern Park 08Lawn Bowling Greens
Leonidas1884Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 13Leonidas
Lindley Meadow1902Middle ParkMiddle Park 06Lindley Meadow
Little Speedway MeadowMiddle ParkDate unknownMiddle Park 13Little Speedway Meadow
Lloyd Lake1892Middle ParkMiddle Park 02Lloyd Lake
Maintenance YardMaintenance Yard and NurseryThree contributing buildings and seven noncontributing buildings; construction dates unknownMaintenance Yard 01Maintenance Yard
Mallard Lake1909Middle ParkMiddle Park 15Mallard Lake
Marx Meadow1907Middle ParkMiddle Park 05Marx Meadow
McKinley Monument1904PanhandlePanhandle 02McKinley Monument
McLaren Lodge1896Eastern ParkSan Francisco Landmark #175Eastern Park 01McLaren Lodge
Metson Lake1906Middle ParkMiddle Park 14Metson Lake
Middle Lake1898Middle ParkOne of the Chain of LakesMiddle Park 22Middle Lake
Millwright's House1909Western ParkSan Francisco Landmark #210Western Park 07Millwright's House
Model Yacht Club1938Middle ParkMiddle Park 08Model Yacht Club
Mothers MeadowMiddle ParkDate unknownMiddle Park 18Mothers Meadow
Mothers Meadow Restroom1936Middle ParkMiddle Park 19Mothers Meadow Restroom
Murphy's Windmill1905Western ParkSan Francisco Landmark #210Western Park 06Murphy's Windmill
Music Concourse1900Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 01Music Concourse
North Lake1898Middle ParkOne of the Chain of LakesMiddle Park 20North Lake
North Lake Restroom1930Middle ParkBuilt in 1930'sMiddle Park 21North Lake Restroom
North Tunnel Under JFK Drive1897Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 08North Tunnel Under JFK Drive
Nursery1924Maintenance Yard and NurseryMaintenance Yard 02Nursery
Padre Junipero Serra Monument1907Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 22Padre Junipero Serra Monument
Page Fountains1914Music ConcourseTwo fountainsMusic Concourse 04Page Fountains
Panhandle1872PanhandlePanhandle 01Panhandle
Panhandle restroom1930PanhandleBuilt in 1930'sPanhandle 03Panhandle restroom
Park Emergency Aid Station1902Kezar ComplexSan Francisco Landmark #201Kezar 02Park Emergency Aid Station
Park Police Stables1936Polo Field and StablesPolo 03Park Police Stables
Park Police Station1910Kezar ComplexKezar 03Park Police Station
Peacock Meadow1895Eastern ParkEastern Park 24Peacock Meadow
Pershing Monument1922Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 21Pershing Monument
Petanque Court1907Middle ParkMiddle Park 10Petanque Court
Phoebe Hearst Fountain1926Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 05Phoebe Hearst Fountain
Pioneer Log Cabin1911Stow Lake DriveStow LakePioneer Log Cabin
Pioneer Mother1914Stow Lake DriveStow LakePioneer Mother
Polo Field Restroom North1930Polo Field and StablesPolo 05Polo Field Restroom North
Polo Field Restroom South1930Polo Field and StablesPolo 06Polo Field Restroom South
Pool of Enchantment1917Music ConcourseTwo bronze sculptures in a poolMusic Concourse 05APool of Enchantment
Portals of the Past1909Middle ParkMiddle Park 03Portals of the Past
Powell Street Railway Shelter1889Eastern ParkEastern Park 28Powell Street Railway Shelter
Prayer Brook Cross1894Eastern ParkEastern Park 36Prayer Brook Cross
Quarry Lake1902Eastern ParkEastern Park 26Quarry Lake
Queen Wilhelmina Tulip GardenWestern ParkDate unknownWestern Park 03Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden
Rainbow Falls and Cascade1930Eastern ParkEastern Park 37Rainbow Falls and Cascade
Rhododendron Dell1942Eastern ParkEastern Park 29Rhododendron Dell
Rideout Fountain1924Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 03Rideout Fountain
Roman Bridge1893Stow Lake AreaStow Lake 02Roman Bridge
Rustic Stone Bridge1893Stow Lake AreaStow Lake 03Rustic Stone Bridge
Senior Center (Formerly Police Academy)1932Middle ParkMiddle Park 09Senior Center (Formerly Police Academy)
Shakespeare Garden1928Eastern ParkEastern Park 18Shakespeare Garden
Sharon Building1888Children's QuartersSan Francisco Landmark #124Children's Quarters 01Sharon Building
Sharon Meadow1870Children's Quarters1870's and 1880'sChildren's Quarters 04Sharon Meadow
South Lake1898Middle ParkOne of the Chain of LakesMiddle Park 23South Lake
Speedway Meadow1907Middle ParkMiddle Park 04Speedway Meadow
Spreckels Lake1904Middle ParkMiddle Park 07Spreckels Lake
Spreckels Temple of Music1900Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 02Spreckels Temple of Music
Stanyon/Fulton Wall1902Eastern ParkEastern Park 06Stanyon/Fulton Wall
Stow Lake1893Stow Lake AreaStow Lake 01Stow Lake
Strybring Arboretum and Botanical Garden1937Strybring ArboretumStrybring ArboretumStrybring Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Sunken MeadowEastern ParkDate unknownEastern Park 19Sunken Meadow
Sunken Meadow Restroom1930Eastern ParkBuilt in 1930'sEastern Park 20Sunken Meadow Restroom
Tennis Courts1901Eastern ParkEastern Park 07Tennis Courts
Thomas Starr King Monument1892Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 23Thomas Starr King Monument
Tree Fern Dell1939Eastern ParkEastern Park 27Tree Fern Dell
Tunnel Under Main Drive1890Conservatory ValleyConservatory Valley 05Tunnel Under Main Drive
Two Sphinxes1903Music ConcourseMusic Concourse 10Two Sphinxes
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