San Francisco Landmarks

San Francisco Landmark 37: Hallidie Building
28 November 2019
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San Francisco Landmark #37
Hallidie Building
130 Sutter Street Between Montgomery and Kearny
Financial District
Built 1917

Willis Polk designed the facade of the Hallidie Building as a glass curtain wall, perhaps the first American use of a construction technique that would dominate commercial architecture later in the century. According to architectural historians, the building was occupied in either 1917 or 19181.

The Hallidie Building is also National Register Listing #71000185.

Footnote 1:

The date 1917 is cited by National Trust Guide: San Francisco, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000, and The Ultimate Guide: San Francisco, published by Chronicle Books, 1989.

The date 1918 is cited by Here Today: San Francisco's Architectural Heritage, published by Chronicle Books, 1968, and Landmarks of San Francisco, published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1991.

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