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Families of Lillie Coit and Coit Tower Muralists unite for the Coit Tower 80th Birthday Celebration 

On Tuesday, the families of Lillie Coit and several Coit Tower muralists gathered under Coit Tower to celebrate its 80th anniversary. The tower first opened on October 8th, 1933.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Family members of Lillie Coit and the Coit Tower Muralists celebrate the 80th anniversary of the tower on Tuesday which finished construction in 1933.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Mary Lou Cockroft, niece of Coit Tower Muralist William Hesthal, looks at a cake depicting the tower on Tuesday during the 80th Anniversary celebration.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Susie Coit Williams, cousin of Lillie Hitchcock Coit, speaks about her great cousin who was the original benefactor for the tower.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Peter Arnautoff, of the San Francisco Fire Department, listens to speakers at the 80th anniversary of the Coit Tower on Tuesday.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Bruce Chesse, son of Coit Tower muralist Ralph Chesse, speaks to the crowd on Tuesday.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Family members of Lillie Coit and the Coit Tower Muralists celebrate the 80th anniversary of the tower which finished construction in 1933.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Tourists walk past familiy members of the Lillie Coit and the Coit Tower Muralists on Tuesday.
Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
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Evan DuCharme, SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
Family members of Lillie Coit and the Coit Tower Muralists celebrate the 80th anniversary of the tower on Tuesday which finished construction in 1933.
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