San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
was built in 1908 by philanthropist, humanitarian, and statesman James D. Phelan. This spectacular Flatiron style building was designed by William Curlett, one of the foremost architects of the Victorian-era and founding father of the AIA San Francisco Chapter. The Phelan Building also boasts the distinction of being the first building to be rebuilt after the devastating 1906 earthquake opening only 11 months later.
Erected by Thor Equities.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
Location. 37° 47.187′ N, 122° 24.317′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Market Street near O'Farrell Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 760 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 49 Fourth Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); “The D’Arcy Building” (about 600 feet away); John's Grill (about 700 feet away); St. Ignatius CollegeWilliam Randolph Hearst (about 700 feet away); Parrot Building (about 800 feet away); Luisa Tetrazzini (about 800 feet away); Dewey Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Regarding Phelan Building. The second of two Phelan Buildings on the same site, the current building bears the name of one of San Francisco's most prominent early families. The first Phelan building was a 6-story, bay-windowed, mansard-roofed flatiron constructed by the elder James Phelan. Destroyed in the fire of 1906, it was quickly replaced by the present flatiron which, in size- alone, justified the 1907 Call headline "Huge Phelan Building Already A Landmark."
Also see . . . Phalen Building. Wikipedia (Submitted on November 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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