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Bank of California

THE BANK OF CALIFORNIA OPENED FOR BUSINESS JULY 5, 1864 
AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF WASHINGTON AND BATTERY STREETS  
IN 1865 CONSTRUCTION WAS BEGUN ON A NEW HOME AT CALIFORNIA 
AND SANSOME (THIS LOCATION) WHICH WAS OCCUPIED JUNE 27, 1867. 
THE BANK OUTGREW THESE QUARTERS AND IN JANUARY 1906 MOVED 
TO A TEMPORARY LOCATION AT CALIFORNIA AND LEINSDORF WHILE 
THE PRESENT BUILDING WAS BEING ERECTED. CONSTRUCTION WAS 
ABOUT TO BEGIN WHEN THE EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE OCCURRED APRIL 
18, 1906. WORK WAS RESUMED AFTER THE EMERGENCY AND THE 
BANK RETURNED TO THIS SITE SEPTEMBER 8, 1908.

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