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1902/00/00 Theresa Fair Oelrichs Developer Tessie and Virginia Fair hire Reid brothers to design the Fairmont Hotel, construction begins in the same year.
1902/00/00 Virginia Fair Vanderbilt Developer Tessie and Virginia Fair hire Reid brothers to design the Fairmont Hotel, construction begins in the same year.
1902/00/00 Reid and Reid Architect Tessie and Virginia Fair hire Reid brothers to design the Fairmont Hotel, construction begins in the same year.
1906/04/06 Theresa Fair Oelrichs Owner Tessie and Virginia Fair sell The Fairmont to the Law brothers, Herbert and Hartland, in exchange for two office buildings at Mission St and New Montgomery St
1906/04/06 Virginia Fair Vanderbilt Owner Tessie and Virginia Fair sell The Fairmont to the Law brothers, Herbert and Hartland, in exchange for two office buildings at Mission St and New Montgomery St
1906/04/19 The Fairmont's windows begin to crack from the heat from the devastating fires. Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
1906/06/00 Stanford White Architect The Law brothers select Stanford White to repair the earthquake damaged Fairmont
1907/04/18 Julia Morgan Architect The Fairmont celebrates its opening with a grand banquet of 600 pounds of turtle, 13000 oysters and $5000 worth of California and French wines. Original opening was delayed by the need to restore damage from San Francisco earthquake. Oyster Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
1908/05/00 Theresa Fair Oelrichs Owner Tessie (Fair) Oelrichs repurchases The Fairmont
1945/05/00 Harold LeClair Ickes US Delegate The Fairmont Hotel's Garden Room host a meeting to draft the Charter for creation of United Nations. Establishment of the United Nations
1947/00/00 Dorothy Draper Decorator Venetian Room has a grand reopening, remodeled by Dorothy Draper
1980/02/00 Tina Turner Performer Roger Davies agrees to become Tina Turner's manager after seeing her perform at the Venetian Ballroom in the Fairmont San Francisco hotel.

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Particulars for Fairmont Hotel:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Beaux Arts
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Hotel
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 17th April 2002

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Fairmont Hotel
Registry Address: 950 Mason St.
Registry Number: 02000373
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Reid Brothers; Morgan, Julia
Architectural Style: Beaux arts
Area in Acres: 2
Contributing Buildings: 1
Non-Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1907, 1945
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Hotel
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Hotel

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Lodging
Lodging Attribute Grand Hotel
Lodging Style Hotel
Lodging category Upscale Lodging

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