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Civic Center of San Francisco โ€“ The War Memorial Opera House and Veterans Building – dedicated September 9, 1932

May 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Civic Center of San Francisco โ€“ The War Memorial Opera House and Veterans Building – dedicated September 9, 1932

Before mentioning the outstanding structures that comprise the War Memorial Opera House and its adjoining Veterans Building, mention should be made of the State Building, completed in 1923, which rises on McAllister Street and which is quite consonant in design with the rest of the Civic Center.

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Civic Center of San Francisco โ€“ The Main Public Library – dedicated February 15, 1917ย 

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Civic Center of San Francisco โ€“ The Main Public Library – dedicated February 15, 1917ย 

An appropriate inscription over the main entrance to this building was composed by former Mayor Edward R. Taylor and reads as follows: The Public Library of the City and County of San Francisco. Founded 1878. Erected, 1916. May this structure, throned upon imperishable books, be maintained and cherished from generation to generation for the improvement […]

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Civic Center of San Francisco โ€“ The City Hall – dedicated December 29, 1915

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Civic Center of San Francisco โ€“ The City Hall – dedicated December 29, 1915

San Francisco has had five city halls, which have culminated in the present noble structure.

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Civic Center of San Francisco โ€“ Exposition Auditorium 1915

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Civic Center of San Francisco โ€“ Exposition Auditorium 1915

Among the Architectural distinctions that belong to San Francisco are those that have been awarded it because of its beautiful Civic Center; it has frequently been noted that the city is the proud possessor of one of the most outstanding group of governmental and cultural structures in the nation, surpassed only, if indeed at all, […]

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Three Years after the 1906 Quake

April 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Three Years after the 1906 Quake

Although the amount of insurance could never completely cover all property and personal losses in a disaster of such first magnitude as that of 1906 in San Francisco, it did provide instant means, when, as happened in some cases, it was promptly collected and put to use.

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1906: The First Phase of Reconstruction

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
1906: The First Phase of Reconstruction

The ruins of San Francisco had hardly cooled before the first phase of reconstruction, necessarily a negative one, began: this consisted in the removal of debris, ruined stone walls, and masses of twisted steel.

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1906: The Rebuild of a Great City

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
1906: The Rebuild of a Great City

Since relief measures are meant to be but temporary, the real test of San Francisco was to come with the emergence of the multiplicity of problems that were the cityโ€™s, when reconstruction was discussed.

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The Aftermath of the 1906 Quake in San Francisco

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The Aftermath of the 1906 Quake in San Francisco

As might have been expected, there were several examples of thieves at work while the city was in its hours of crisis.

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The Rebuild of San Francisco in 1906

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The Rebuild of San Francisco in 1906

It should be noted how fortunate San Francisco was in the person of its mayor, Eugene Schmitz, in its days of utmost crisis.

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San Francisco 1906: Earthquake and Fire โ€“ Part 4

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
San Francisco 1906: Earthquake and Fire โ€“ Part 4

Friday and Saturday were to bring some overdue respite from the two previous days; after continuing to burn during most of the day, the north fire died on Saturday morning when it simply ran out of combustible materials after being pretty well contained on the east side of Van Ness Avenue.

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