April 9, 2013
San Francisco's Reconstruction And Latest Landmark District
While it won’t be official until Mayor Lee signs on the line, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has just approved landmark status for the "Market Street Masonry District," a grouping of eight buildings on or near Market Street between Franklin and Valencia.
The notable eight buildings in the District were designed by architects such as August Nordin, G. Albert Landsburgh, Conrad A. Meussdorffer and George Applegarth and are known for their association with San Francisco's reconstruction after the 1906 earthquake, constructed out of earthquake and fire-resistant materials between 1911 and 1925.
With another reconstuction of Market Street and a dozen new developments around the Masonry district underway, the landmarking should support "a balance of new development while retaining historical features around Market Street" as envisoned by Planning.
The newly landmarked district will be the twelfth in San Francisco, the first new district to be designated as such in ten years and the eleventh of which is the Dogpatch Landmark District which was designated in 2003.
First Published: April 9, 2013 3:30 PM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
The outside looks fine, but has anybody seen the inside?? Totally ruined. It is a shelter for formerly (current?) drug abusers and homeless. A true tenement in every sense of the word. But that is what SF is all about a lot of times, looks decent on the outside, but the inside is corrupt, decaying, and unsustainable.
Posted by: sf at April 10, 2013 8:23 AM
I had no idea that the interior was trashed while admiring this building from the street a few weeks ago. Thanks for the "inside" info sf.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at April 10, 2013 9:11 AM
I've lived in the area for 41 years & find this building totally lacking of any charm. It always look like it is about to fall down, and if what sf said it is true.
Posted by: Cody at April 10, 2013 9:19 AM