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Veterans Memorial Building, San Francisco City Hall, War Memorial Opera House
17 February 2004
The gates in the foreground lead to the courtyard between the Veterans Memorial Building on the left and the War Memorial Opera House on the right. Facing these buildings, across Van Ness Avenue, is City Hall.
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National Register #78000757
San Francisco Civic Center Historic District
Roughly Bounded By:
Golden Gate Avenue
7th Street
Franklin Street
Hayes Street
Market Street
Van Ness/Civic Center
Built Various Dates

According to the National Register Nomination Form dated October 10, 1978, the San Francisco Civic Center Historic District is comprised of 456 acres containing nineteen buildings. Of these buildings, nine are significant to the character of the district, five are neutral and could be replaced, and six are non-conforming intrusions which detract from the integrity of the district.

Significant Buildings

Neutral Buildings

  • Wells Fargo Bank Building
  • Civic Center Power House
  • United Nations Plaza
  • 7th & McAllister Building
  • Methodist Book Concern

Intrusive Buildings

  • Department of City Planning
  • Standard Station
  • Library Annex
  • City Hall Annex
  • Buker's Pet Store
  • McCarthy's Cocktail Lounge
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