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South of Market Street (SOMA)
San Francisco, California


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California Historical Society

California Historical Society

This historic two-story building, formerly a hardware store, survives in a neighborhood of high rises and booming development. It is painted "International Orange", the color used on the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 19, 2014
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Demolished Bay Bridge ramp at Essex Street

Demolished Bay Bridge ramp at Essex Street

A maze of elevated highway structures was demolished along with the Embarcadero Freeway, and more followed when the Transbay Terminal closed. The new ramp seen here is the Fremont Street exit from the Bay Bridge, with the Essex Street on-ramp underneath.

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 19, 2014
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Pacific Telephone Building

Pacific Telephone Building

The elegant 1925 art-deco Pacific Telephone Building, once the city's tallest, has been renovated and is now headquarters for Yelp.

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 19, 2014

Rincon Center WPA murals

Rincon Center WPA murals

The Rincon Annex Post Office lobby is adorned with famous, and controversial, murals depicting the history of California, by Anton Refregier. The lobby part of the building was saved from demolition and has been incorporated into the Rincon Center office development.

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 19, 2014
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Fountain at Rincon Center

Fountain at Rincon Center

In the middle of the former postal facility there is now an atrium and food court. The fountain "Water Column" by Doug Hollis falls 85 feet from a panel in the skylight.

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 19, 2014
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Courtyard at the Rincon Center

Courtyard at the Rincon Center

A mixed-use redevelopment built in the 1980's, Rincon Center occupies an entire city block, originally occupied by the Rincon Annex postal facility.

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 19, 2014
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South Park

South Park

South Park was a neighborhood modeled on London's city squares. Begun in 1855, it featured the city's first paved streets, but failed to catch on as a fashionable address, being located in the city's working class district. It went gradually downhill until the dot-com boom brought new life to the South of Market district.

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 19, 2014
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The Old Mint and the Chronicle Building, Fifth and Mission

The Old Mint and the Chronicle Building, Fifth and Mission

The Old Mint and the Chronicle Building, Fifth and Mission

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 24, 2006
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Bamboo forest at 560 Mission Street

Bamboo forest at 560 Mission Street

Bamboo forest at 560 Mission Street

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 24, 2006
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Sun terrace roof garden at 100 First Street

Sun terrace roof garden at 100 First Street

Sun terrace roof garden at 100 First Street

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 24, 2006
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Zen stone garden at 199 Fremont Street

Zen stone garden at 199 Fremont Street

Zen stone garden at 199 Fremont Street

San Francisco, California

Date photographed: June 24, 2006
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