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The Hawley Terminal Building

Constructed in 1924

 

A Contributory Structure to the South End Historic District

 
The Hawley Terminal Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 12, 2009
1. The Hawley Terminal Building Marker
Inscription. This reinforced concrete, stucco clad building is contributory to the South End Historic District, as a representative of a warehouse structure constructed within the Historic District's period of significance, 1867 to 1935.

The South End Historic District

The development of warehouses over a 120-year period along the southern waterfront provides a benchmark from which to architectural and technological responses to the rapid changes of a growing industrial nation, state and city. The interdependence of architecture can be seen from a look at the evolution of warehouse form along the southern waterfront. Unlike most other areas of San Francisco waterfront, the South End District contains an extraordinary concentration of buildings from almost every period of San Francisco's maritime history. Several street fronts - such as Second, Third, and Townsend - are characterized by solid walls of brick and reinforced concrete warehouses. With this harmony of scale and materials, The South End Distict is clearly a visually recognizable place.

South End's period of historical significance, 1867 to 1935, comprises the era during which the waterfront became a vital part of the city's and nation's maritime commerce. The buildings of the South End Historic District represent a rich and varied cross section of the prominent
The Hawley Terminal Building - Wide Shot image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 12, 2009
2. The Hawley Terminal Building - Wide Shot
The marker is visible just to the right of the entrance.
local builders and architects of the period. Four buildings remain from the Nineteenth Century, another four were constructed in the six year interval preceding the 1906 Earthquake. The majority of the buildings were erected between 1906 and 1929, a period during which trade along the waterfront dramatically increased.
 
Location. 37° 46.94′ N, 122° 23.499′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Brannan Street near 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 274 Brannan Street, San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vernon Alley (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Oriental Warehouse (about 700 feet away); Townsend Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Remnants of Rincon Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); King Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); California Electric Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fremont Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whaling Out of San Francisco (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Regarding The Hawley Terminal Building. The building was originally used a public storage, but now houses a telecommunications facility.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The Hawley Terminal Building - View from Southwest image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 12, 2009
3. The Hawley Terminal Building - View from Southwest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 820 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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