San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
California Electric Building
166-178 Townsend Street
—Percy and Hamilton, Architects, 1888/1906 —
Location. 37° 46.767′ N, 122° 23.534′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Townsend and Clarence Place, on the left when traveling east on Townsend. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 178 Townsend Street, San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southbeach Shoreline – 1852 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Garcia and Maggini Warehouse (about 500 feet away); Steamboat Point (about 500 feet away); Jack London King Street (about 700 feet away); Rammaytush (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chutchui and Sitlintac (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hawley Terminal Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The marker is set in brick on the front of the building between the Clarence Street side doorway and the middle doorway.
Also see . . . A mere veneer of history / There's an art to converting an old building while keeping its soul. John King, Urban Design Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, discusses why some renovations of historic buildings succeed, while others fail, using the California Electric Building as an example of success in design. (Submitted on March 20, 2013.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 299 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.