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San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Union Bank Building

1977

 
 
Union Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 14, 2014
1. Union Bank Building Marker
Inscription.
This corner was originally that part of San Francisco once called Yerba Buena Cove whose shoreline was about one block further west at Montgomery Street. Landfill occurred in the 1850s and the first known structure was the Friedlanderís building built in 1869 and subsequently destroyed in the great fire and earthquake of 1906. The marble frame and walrus heads, carved from Sierra granite, are from the Alaska Commercial Building which was completed in 1908 and occupied the site until 1975.
 
Location. 37° 47.597′ N, 122° 24.038′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on California Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 California Street, San Francisco CA 94109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bank of California (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Orient Building” (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Alexander Leidesdorff (about 500 feet away); Site of What Cheer House (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named William Alexander Leidesdorff
Union Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 14, 2014
2. Union Bank Building Marker
Note the Alaska Commercial Building motif above the marker,
(about 500 feet away); The Old Chamber of Commerce Building (about 600 feet away); The General Harrison (about 600 feet away); Site of Ship Niantic (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 213 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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