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The Old Chamber of Commerce Building

333 Pine Street

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 8, 2014
1. The Old Chamber of Commerce Building Marker
Inscription.
Original Construction 1917
Architect: Benjamin G. McDougall (1865-1937)

The Old Chamber of Commerce Building or 333 Pine was built in 1917 by the Mills Estate Co. for Aetna Insurance Co. and designed by Benjamin G. McDougall.

In composition, the building is a two part vertical block with Renaissance/Baroque ornamentation. The building provides the visual terminus of Leidesdorff Street, and was built two years after the neighboring Old Sub-Treasury Building to the west.

The McDougalls were a family of architects: father Barnett McDougall, together with sons Charles C., Benjamin G. and George B., operated as McDougall and Sons during the last quarter of the 1800s and changed the name to McDougall Brothers upon Barnett’s retirement. After the 1906 earthquake, Benjamin G. McDougall began a separate, private architectural practice in San Francisco and designed many iconic buildings in San Francisco as well as the East Bay. Among his most prominent designs are the Oakland Federal Building in Oakland and the Standard Oil Building located in San Francisco at 200 Bush Street. Benjamin G. McDougall is also a well-known architect of the Bakersfield and Fresno areas, where the family operated during various times around the turn of the century.
 
Location.
The Old Chamber of Commerce Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 8, 2014
2. The Old Chamber of Commerce Building Marker
37° 47.516′ N, 122° 24.102′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Pine Street near Liedesdorff Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 Pine Street, San Francisco CA 94104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Alexander Leidesdorff (a few steps from this marker); “The Orient Building” (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First California State Fair (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bank of California (about 500 feet away); Union Bank Building (about 600 feet away); Site of What Cheer House (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named William Alexander Leidesdorff (about 700 feet away); San Francisco Bay Shore Line Marker (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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