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Union Bank Building

UNION BANK BUILDING 
1977

THIS CORNER WAS ORIGINALLY 
THAT PART OF SAN FRANCISCO
ONCE CALLED YERBA BUENA COVE 
WHOSE SHORELINE WAS ABOUT 
ONE BLOCK FURTHER WEST AT 
MONTGOMERY STREET. LANDFILL 
OCCURRED IN THE 1850S AND THE 
FIRST KNOWN STRUCTURE WAS 
THE FRIEDLANDER'S BUILDING 
BUILT IN 1869 AND SUBSEQUENTLY 
DESTROYED IN THE GREAT FIRE 
AND EARTHQUAKE OF 1906. THE 
MARBLE FRAME AND WALRUS
HEADS CAR FROM SIERRA 
GRANITE ARE FROM THE ALASKA 
COMMERCIAL BUILDING WHICH 
WAS COMPLETED IN 1908 AND 
OCCUPIED THIS SITE UNTIL 1975

 

Submitted by friscolex

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