San Francisco Landmarks

San Francisco Landmark 279: Arthur H. Coleman Medical Center 27 April 2023
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San Francisco Landmark 279
Arthur H. Coleman Medical Center
6301 Third Street
Built 1960

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.

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