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Splendid Structures

Restoring a Great House

by Mister SF on 09/14/2021

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Splendid Structures don’t stay splendid on their own. Time and San Francisco’s weather takes their toll on Victorians great and small.

Workers install a new column on this NOPA area home. The column was created by SF’s own American Wood Turning, one of the few remaining mills in the Bay Area that craft columns suitable for restoring Victorians.

2247 Turk Blvd. as seen in The Great Houses of San Francisco, published in 1972.

A year after moving into its headquarters at 415 Mission Street, Salesforce has opened San Francisco’s tallest building to all.

Everyone who loves the City should see the Transamerica Pyramid and Bank of America Building (2nd and 3rd tallest) AND the “Top of the Mark” Hopkins Hotel and Fairmont Tower (ex-Crown Room) all in the same view. (Also the Russ Building, tallest from ’27-’64!)

Sales Force Tower has opened The Ohana Floor atop Salesforce Tower in San Francisco to free scheduled public tours one Saturday a month. The program began Feb. 23. The 61-story, 1,050-ft tower opened for business on January 18, 2018.

From the archive: Above San Francisco


Pointing the Finger of Fate

by Mister SF on 05/06/2013

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Ever the optimist, a San Franciscan doesn’t forgo an opportunity to recognize a talisman of good times. Mister SF reveals a favorite hidden in a City landmark.

The New City

by Mister SF on 04/02/2009

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Stop looking for The New City. It’s here.

Royal Theatre Marquee

by Mister SF on 03/25/2009

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Mister SF tries to love the Royal Theatre Marquee.
Mister SF was Charmed in L.A.

Classic Splendid Structures

by Mister SF on 08/01/2008

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Do you know your bracket from your cornice? Mister SF’s Splended Structures includes a guide to understanding SF’s ornate Victorians. All of the City’s beautiful building are landmarks – some official, others only sentimental. Continue to Classic Galleries…