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San Francisco Landmark 304
Delia Fleishhacker Memorial Building
AKA Mother's Building
1 Zoo Road
San Francisco Zoological Gardens
Built 1925

Herbert and Mortimer Fleishhacker commissioned George W. Kelham to design this Italian Renaissance Revival building in honor their late mother. The building was a dedicated lounge for mothers with small children. Boys over the age of six were excluded until the early 1970s when the building became the Zoo’s visitor center.

The building has been called Mother’s or Mothers Building, Mother’s or Mothers House, Fleishhacker Mother House, Zoo Mother’s Building, and Delia Fleishhacker Memorial Building.

Source: Adapted from San Francisco Landmark Designation Application dated August 8, 2021.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 as listing #79000529.

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