Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1850/00/00 100 Larkin St is the site of the old Yerba Buena Cemetery, where perhaps as many as 9,000 San Franciscans were buried between 1850 and 1860.
1906/04/18 Old City Hall, largest municipal building west of Chicago (25 years to build), collapses. The wreckage of the dome 300 feet high held up by the skeletal remains of a building, were sold as postcards. Demolished in 1909, the site is near 100 Larkin St. Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
1906/04/21 The quake and 3 days of fires destroys about 500 square blocks of downtown San Francisco, destroying key municipal building, and a large number of municipal documents, including birth and immigration records. Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)


San Francisco City Hall
War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

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Particulars for San Francisco Civic Center Historic District:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Historic Use Auditorium
Architectural Style Beaux Arts
Historic Use City or Town Hall
Area of Significance Community Planning and Development
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Architectural Style Late 19th and 20th century revivals
Historic Use Library
Museum Type Museum
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Area of Significance Social History
Area of Significance Theatre
Historic Use Work of Art

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 10th October 1978

Registry Name: San Francisco Civic Center Historic District
Registry Address: Roughly bounded by Golden Gate Ave., 7th, Franklin, Hayes, and Market Sts.
Registry Number: 78000757
Resource Type: District
Owner: Local, Private
Architect: Multiple
Architectural Style: Late 19th and 20th century revivals, Beaux arts
Area in Acres: 45
Contributing Buildings: 9
Non-Contributing Buildings: 11
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Objects: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Community Planning and Development, Landscape architecture, Art, Entertainment-recreation, Politics-government, Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1912, 1915, 1945
Historic Function: Education, Recreation and Culture, Government, Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Work of art (sculpture, carving, rock art), Museum, City Hall, Auditorium, Theater, Library
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Education, Commerce, Trade, Government
Current Sub-Function: Auditorium Museum Work of art (sculpture, carving, rock art) Library Theater City Hall

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