1776 - Plan of the Presidio of San Francisco established at the port of the same name in August of the current year of 1776 by Don Jose Joaquin Moraga
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1776 plan for the new Presidio of San Francisco.
Jose Joaquin Moraga’s plan for the new San Francisco Presidio. All this construction was of palisade and mud, except for the Sergeant's house which is made of stone. This plan called for an enclosure ninety-two Varas, or two hundred and fifty-three feet, square. Structures inside the enclosure included: (1) a storage room for goods of His Majesty; (2) a guard house; (3) a magazine room for extra gun powder supply; (4)the chapel; (5) the commandant's house; (6) sergeant's house; (7) a house for the 1st Corporal; (8) a house for 2nd Corporal; (9) the cattle corral; and (10) the soldiers' and settlers' rooms. Moraga was second in command to Juan Bautista de Anza in the 1776 overland colonizing expedition from the region of Alta California which would become part of southern Arizona and northern Mexico, to what is now San Francisco, California. When de Anza returned south in 1777, Moraga was left in charge of efforts to build housing for the colonists and a military headquarters, the Presidio of San Francisco. Presidio de San Francisco became the northernmost fortress of the Spanish colonization network. The presidio's role was to protect the frontier from foreign invaders.
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"1776 - Plan of the Presidio of San Francisco established at the port of the same name in August of the current year of 1776 by Don Jose Joaquin Moraga" (2017). Pre-1824 Maps. 42.