SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Restoration is underway at the oldest building in San Francisco’s historic Presidio. The major transformation at the Presidio Officers’ Club includes plans to turn it into a cultural and events center for the masses.
The job, for the West Coast’s oldest military post dating back to 1776, that also served as a social club for Army brass throughout its 238-year-history, hasn’t been easy. The building was originally built as a fort by the Spanish. It was then taken over by Mexican Army, followed by the U.S.
Millions of dollars later, the soon-to be exhibition center will include at least two places to stage events and and according to the Presidio trust, a “destination” restaurant run by noted chef Traci Des Jardins.
Craig Middleton, executive director of the Presidio Trust said the structure would also serve as a heritage center.