A HIS­TOR­I­CAL PER­SPEC­TIVE

Dis­cover San Francisco’s fas­ci­nat­ing past

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ONE OF SAN FRANCISCO’S old­est build­ings, the Pre­sidio Of­fi­cers’ Club re­opened in 2014 af­ter a $30 mil­lion ren­o­va­tion, but por­tions of its adobe walls date as far back as 1776. Since then, the build­ing has seen many changes: it housed Span­ish and Mex­i­can sol­diers through­out the 19th cen­tury, it was a gath­er­ing place for US army brass and their fam­i­lies dur­ing the World War II years, and to­day, the build­ing widely con­sid­ered the crown jewel of the Pre­sidio has been re­born as a 38,895-square­foot cul­tural des­ti­na­tion open to the pub­lic. The club is home to sev­eral per­ma­nent and ro­tat­ing ex­hibits, in­clud­ing the Her­itage Gallery, which fea­tures mul­ti­me­dia dis­plays on the area’s his­tory, as well as Ar­guello, a Mex­i­can restau­rant opened by ac­claimed lo­cal chef Traci Des Jardins. 50 Mor­aga Ave., 415.561.4400

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