26 June 2003
12 January 2020
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National Register #74000555
Jessie Street Substation
220 Jessie Street Between 3rd and 4th Streets
SOMA (South of Market)
Remodeled 1905 and 1909
This Classical Revival building was originally constructed in 1881 but was remodeled twice by Willis Polk between 1905 and 1909 after being damaged by the 1906 earthquake and two fires.
It served as an energy utilities substation until 1924.
Jessie Street Substation is also San Francisco Landmark 87.
The building now houses the Contemporary Jewish Museum designed by architect Daniel Libeskind.