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"We opened the gates to all the world...."

"We opened the gates to all the world and said: 'Let all men who want to be free come to us and they will be welcome.'  " ... Woodrow Wilson

View from Immigrant Point, SF Presidio

Etched in stone on the top of the wall at Immigrant Point in San Francisco's Presidio, you'll find this quote of Woodrow Wilson's. Re-affirming our country's dedication to freedom, this statement was part of Wilson's Address at Independence Hall on July 4, 1914 on "The Meaning of Liberty."

 Sunset at Immigrant Point, Presidio, SF

Early morning, late afternoon, at sunset - each time of day casts it's spell. Here you'll see bicyclists, motorists, hikers and trail runner; tourists and residents, school groups camping at nearby Rob Hill Campground.

Sunset, Immigrant Point, SF

Immigrant Point speaks to many. The view of the entrance to the Golden Gate is world-class; the setting gorgeous. It is a special place, one of my two favorite Presidio destinations. Now that I have read Woodrow Wilson's "The Meaning of Liberty" it will have a more powerful tug on my heart than ever.

"We opened the gates to all the world and said: 'Let all men who want to be free come to us and they will be welcome.'"


--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547






Comment balloon 11 commentsLottie Kendall • December 27 2015 05:37PM


Lottie those are some spectacular photos - with so much more meaning behind them with WW quote.  Awesome!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) almost 5 years ago

What beautiful words and photos Lottie.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 5 years ago

I hadn't read WW's July 4th address before - it's very moving. Noah Seidenberg and Anna Banana Kruchten 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 5 years ago

Nice photos.  Like those showing outlines, like above.

Posted by David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor, Your local Expert (Keller Williams Realty Phoenix) almost 5 years ago

Lottie,  The views will likely always be as spectacular and meaningful as Woodrow Wilson's message.  You captured some great photos! I can certainly see why being in that space tugs at your heart.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 5 years ago

Wow! Yes, Wilson's statement is very powerful and appropriate for this moment in history as well as 1914. Great photos, Lottie Kendall 

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Good morning Lottie. I love the photos and the quote. Thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 5 years ago

Good morning Lottie. You have now made me want to read Woodrow Wilson. Super moving post.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 5 years ago

Hi Lottie, wonderful photos and love the quote. I will also come back to read WW's speech.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate almost 5 years ago

Aloha Lottie, super photos, poignant and apropos message, considering all the political rigmarole these days.

Posted by Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i (HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 ) almost 5 years ago

Kimo Stowell - I find the message here very apropos; we should stop being afraid and remember our heritage.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 5 years ago