Presidio’s Battery Cranston

In October I joined some photographers at a meet up to shoot this object at the Battery Cranston:


Battery Cranston (1898-1942) – Battery Cranston was a reinforced concrete, Endicott Period 10 inch coastal gun battery on Fort Winfield Scott (2), San Francisco County, California. The battery was named in G.O. 16, 14 Feb 1902, after 1st. Lt. Arthur Cranston, 4th U.S. Artillery, who was killed at the Lava Beds, California, on 26 Apr 1873, in action against Modoc Indians. Battery construction started 10 Jun 1897, was completed in 1898 and transferred to the Coast Artillery for use 11 Jun 1898 at a cost of $ 55,431.97. Deactivated in 1942.


We were told that there was an art exhibit going on in the bunkers and at the old secret Nike Hercules building so we did a bit of exploring around the site.  We found some locked doors:


And some open doors with art exhibits (this was an exhibit of stacked pillows):


The secretive Nike Hercules building also had a gallery of art on display; one artist created images using pieces of tape.


Yet some old doors were used as art canvases for taggers:


Sunset came and went but we stayed later to get more images of the Golden Gate Bridge; I’ll end this post with a little impressionistic image that I shot:


Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks to Norm 2.0 for his Thursday Doors blog.  For more blogs and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.


19 thoughts on “Presidio’s Battery Cranston

  1. Wow, loved your first and last images! The sky was amazing for you guys
    on that day.
    I toured the Lava Beds back in 2010 and heard the story of the Modoc Indians and their struggle to stay out there. What a history and story that is!

    The doors are pretty great too. The tape art was pretty neat, but those pillows would only invite me in to fall face first on them and nap. 🙂

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