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Fantastic Architecture and History

A beautiful example of an earlier skyscraper, with lots of history, as we found out on our walking... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
SagaloutsTour
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UK
via mobile
Grand lobby

This is an historical building in front of the Powell Street Cable car turnaround station. The... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
588phis
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Bangkok, Thailand
via mobile
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

A beautiful example of an earlier skyscraper, with lots of history, as we found out on our walking tour. Once a school, a crime writer lived there, survived the earthquake and lots, lots more. Reminds me of the Flatiron building in NY. Don’t let me...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is an historical building in front of the Powell Street Cable car turnaround station. The lobby is very grand and impressive. The elevators have an old classical design. There some shops here at the ground floor, otherwise nothing else special.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I actually came here for a tailor housed in the building. I caught sight of some displays on the lobby and started to look at them. Quite an interesting history with background and olds photos displayed. Worth a few minutes for history buffs or those...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Classic old building at the cable car turnaround, quite impressive as an early skyscraper. Ho-hum stores at street level.

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great old historic SF building. It survived the 1906 earthquake. In the 70's there was a five and dime store on the first floor. They hired a 'speiler' (an English man who moved from department selling a single item to a crowd using great energy)...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2016

I love this building. It is one of the few buildings that survived the 1906 earthquake. It has been completely restored and it is just gorgeous, but in a very authentic way. Dashiell Hammett worked in this building and then used it in his detective...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2015

My wife and I recently became acquainted with The Flood Building during an architectural tour of San Francisco that we took on a recent visit to this great city. The Flood Building is an icon of San Francisco real estate. Built in 1904, it was...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2015

The Flood Building on Market Avenue is known for its history and its use of marble. It was built in 1904 and is one of the few big buildings to survive the Earthquake of 1906. I find the history and architecture both interesting to see....More

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Nice historical building near the cable car turnaround. The Flood Building was one of the few buildings to survive the 1906 earthquake and subsequent fire in downtown San Francisco (Old St. Mary's Cathedral being another). HISTORY BEFORE 1904 "The Baldwin Hotel & Theater (owned by...More

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locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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