San Francisco Landmarks
Dr. Arthur H. Coleman, a nationally prominent African American lawyer-physician and influential healthcare and civil rights advocate, built this medical facility to serve Bayview residents.
Constructed in 1960, the building features a design aesthetic characteristic of the period. Porcelain enameled steel panels with boomerang motifs clad portions of both the Third Street and Ingerson Avenue elevations.
Dr. Coleman recruited a team of African American physicians to join him in his vision of providing comprehensive health services to the area’s low-income African American residents.
Source: Adapted from San Francisco Landmark Designation Application for the Arthur H. Coleman Medical Center, approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on July 31, 2018.