Located in San Francisco’s busy Financial District, you could almost walk by this slender sliver almost without noticing it. It’s rather dwarfed by the buildings on either side, and has no signs or distinguishing features at first glance.
Originally a necktie, belt, and suspender factory commissioned by HM Heineman, the tall and thin structure was built in 1910 by architect GA Applegath and was one of the first buildings in the area after the devastating 1906 earthquake. Applegath knew he was working with something barely the width of a house lot—only some 20 feet wide—but he went 10 stories high nonetheless.
|San Francisco: The Heart of Downtown en||0.8km||site_izi|
|‘The Allegory of California’||2020||0.1km||site_ao|
|Emperor Norton Plaque||2019||0.4km||site_ao|
|Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company||2019||0.8km||site_ao|
|San Francisco Elk’s Lodge #3||2019||0.9km||site_ao|
|California Historical Society Headquarters||2019||0.5km||site_ao|
|The Mutilated Octopuses of California’s Admission Day Monument||2017||0.3km||site_ao|
|Short Story Vending Machine||2017||0.7km||site_ao|
|AIDS Interfaith Memorial Chapel||2017||1.2km||site_ao|
|San Francisco’s Odd ‘Banker’s Heart’ Monument||2017||0.3km||site_ao|
|The Whimsical Detail of Ruth Asawa’s San Francisco Fountain||2017||0.7km||site_ao|
|Holiday Inn Chinatown (today: Hilton Hotel)||1968||0.5km||site_brutalism|
|Pacific Gas and Electric Company San Francisco (Embarcadero Substation)||0.7km||site_brutalism|
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