Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Fontana Barracks
Used during the Spanish American War as a troop center in San Francisco, Fontana Barracks was a temporarily converted packing and storage plant for the Fontana Packing Company. According to a curator at the Presidio Archives, this camp was located in the Fontana warehouse building at Van Ness and North Point Streets, east of and adjacent to Fort Mason. This is just behind (south) of Aquatic Park. This was a 4 story brick warehouse, apparently leased, which was used as a military warehouse up into the 1960s. It is now the site of high rise apartment buildings named Fontana Apartments
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Updated 8 February 2016