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American Zoetrope

The Historic Sentinel Building

 
 
American Zoetrope Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2012
1. American Zoetrope Marker
Inscription.  
The historic
Sentinel Building
has been the home of American Zoetrope since 1971. We have written, edited, and sound mixed many of our films here including Godfather I and II, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, The Black Stallion and Rumble Fish.

Other filmmakers who have worked here include Werner Herzog, Carroll Ballard, and George Lucas. At this moment, on the floors above us, there are ideas being hatched, scripts being written, and films being edited.
 
Erected by American Zoetrope.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 37° 47.8′ N, 122° 24.302′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Kearny Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Little Chile (here, next to this marker); San Francisco Brewing Company
The Sentinel Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2012
2. The Sentinel Building Marker
Built by
Abe Ruef
1904
Ideas - Investments - Inventions

The marker is embedded in the sidewalk at the front 'edge' of this flat-iron style building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Devil's Acre & Battle Row (within shouting distance of this marker); The Salvation Army (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lusty Lady (about 400 feet away); Lupo’s Restaurant (about 400 feet away); First Jewish Religious Services (about 500 feet away); Site of the Bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. San Francisco Landmark 33: The Sentinel Building - noehill.com. The Sentinel Building, designed by Salfield and Kohlberg, is a flatiron building clad in white tile and copper. Construction was begun before the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. The framing survived the disaster, and the building was completed in 1907. (Submitted on August 18, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Abe Ruef - America’s Most Erudite City Boss - Virtual Museum of San Francisco. Few figures in San Francisco’s history are as interesting, or as enigmatic, as that of its turn-of-the-century city boss, Abe Ruef.... (Submitted on August 18, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
The Sentinel Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2012
3. The Sentinel Building
 

3. American Zoetrope. Throughout its thirty-year history American Zoetrope has sought new creative possibilities in technology. We continue to produce films and offer post-production services from our headquarters, the historic Sentinel Building in San Francisco's North Beach. (Submitted on August 18, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
The Sentinel Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2012
4. The Sentinel Building
The Sentinel Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2012
5. The Sentinel Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on January 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 18, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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