San Francisco Landmarks

San Francisco Landmark #101: Oriental Warehouse
The condominium tower in the background stands on Rincon Hill
San Francisco Landmark #101: Oriental Warehouse In current San Francisco fashion, the historic façade is almost entirely obscured by inappropriate street trees.

Both Photos 24 December 2011
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San Francisco Landmark #101
Oriental Warehouse
650 Delancy Street at Brannan
Built 1867

An interpretive marker on the building reads:

San Francisco Historical Landmark
The Oriental Warehouse

Built in 1867, the Oriental Warehouse is all that remains in San Francisco of the Pacific Mail Steamship Co., a firm that was the first to establish regular mail, passenger and trade service between the U.S. and the Orient. The building played a central role as the primary storage and distribution point for imports of tea, rice and silk from Asia and was designated a landmark by the city of San Francisco in 1977.

The warehouse was converted into 66 residential lofts in 1996.

A recent advertisement for resale of one of the lofts read:

Great value on this 2-level Oriental warehouse unit! 1400+ square feet per tax records. Upgraded kitchen with granite counters and Bosch dishwasher. Three-quarter inch maple hardwood floors on the main level. Two beautiful skylights! Upgraded full baths with enclosed showers, granite counters and stainless steel sinks on both the upper and lower levels. Extra room with sliding partition wall off the master bedroom for office, nursery or guest bedroom.

1+ Bedroom/2 bath/parking. $624,000

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