Address
125 Dalewood Way, San Francisco, CA 94127
Year Constructed
1934
Structural Engineering Firm(s)
Structural Engineer(s)
Architect(s)
George W. Kelham
Main Contractor
Monson Brothers General Contractors
Media
Mount Davidson Cross
Mount Davidson Cross
Mount Davidson Cross
Mount Davidson Cross
Mount Davidson Cross At Night
Mount Davidson Cross At Night
Structure Description

The Mount Davidson Cross is a 103-foot tall structure constructed of reinforced concrete located on Mount Davidson, the highest natural point in San Francisco.

Significance to Structural Engineering History in Northern California

The cross was the world’s tallest at the time of its construction (it is ranked 15th tallest today).

Awards
  • San Francisco Landmark (1998)
Interesting Facts
  • President Roosevelt in Washington, D.C pressed a gold telegraph that lit twelve floodlights located in the surrounding trees illuminating the cross before a crowd estimated at over 50,000.
  • The cross was featured in the 1971 film Dirty Harry starring Clint Eastwood.