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Coit Tower

Located on San Francisco's Telegraph Hill in Pioneer Park, the Coit Tower was built in 1933 in an effort to beautify the city. The tower was designed by Arthur Brown Jr. and Henry Howard. The interior of the tower was covered in murals, whereas the exterior of the tower was left unpainted. From the Coit Tower visitors can see the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the Bay Bridge, the Maritime National Historical Park, and more.

Fun Fact: Twenty-six artists, who were funded by the New Deal federal employment program, painted fresco style murals inside the tower.

Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith

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