San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Old Chamber of Commerce Building
333 Pine Street
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. Touch 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); William Ingraham Kip (about 400 feet away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.