Meet Julia 3

The entire neighborhood of North Beach sits at the foot of Telegraph Hill, topped by Coit Tower. Its name comes from the wooden semaphore erected to signal the cargo of ships coming into the Bay. It no longer exists of course, the telegraph made it obsolete, but the name remains. Lilly Hitchcock Coit was devoted to the fire fighters of San Francisco and erected the Tower in the shape of a fire hose. Today Lilly would undoubtedly be called a “groupie.”