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13 San Francisco Buildings That Turn 100 in 2013

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We're feeling celebratory here at Curbed, and boy do we love our maps, so we thought we'd kick off the first week of April with a spotlight on our cities centenarians. Though not the oldest city in the country, we certainly have our fair share of old timers, and all 13 of these are celebrating their 100th birthday in 2013

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1. Mission Dolores Basilica

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310 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Architect: Frank T. Shea and John O. Lofquist
Old use: Catholic church
Current use: Catholic church
Notes: Sits next to the historic Mission Dolores adobe building. Decoration of the basilica continued for 15 years, influenced by the Spanish Colonial Revival designs exhibited at San Diego's Panama-California Exposition in 1915.

2. Spreckels Mansion

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2080 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Architect: Macdonald and Applegrath
Old use: private residence
Current use: private residence
Notes: Originally sugar mogul Adolph and Alma Spreckels mansion. After Alma’s death, the mansion was divided into four units until Danielle Steele purchased the property and restored it to a single family residence

3. Flatiron Building

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540 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Architect: Havens & Toepke
Old use: office with retail
Current use: office with retail
Notes: One of the few examples of flatiron buildings in San Francisco, as many of the earlier examples were destyped by the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.

4. Garcia & Maggini Warehouse

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128 King Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Architect: Alvin E. Hornlein
Old use: Dried fruit warehouse
Current use: Restaurant, office, retail
Notes: Site of clash between longshormen and business owners during the 1934 strike, involving a 5-hour bloody battle, eventually leading to the organized labor and unionism.

5. Notre Dame des Victoires Church

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566 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Architect: Louis Brochoud
Old use: church
Current use: church
Notes: A previous chuch once stood on the site, but was destroyed by the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.

6. St. Francis of Assis Church

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624 Vallejo Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Architect: unknown
Old use: Roman Catholic church
Current use: shrine
Notes: First Roman Catholic church in SF was built on the site in 1849. The church closed in 1994, but was converted into a national shrine dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, to be operated by the Franciscan friars.

7. City Hall

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Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102

Architect: Arthur Brown Junior
Old use: city hall
Current use: city hall
Notes: Construction started in 1913, after an earlier City Hall that was completely destroyed during the 1906 earthquake.

8. St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church

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1401 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Architect: John Foley
Old use: Roman Catholic Church
Current use: Future office space?
Notes: Replaced an earlier church dating to 1865 that burned down in the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. There are current proposals to convert it to office space.

9. Belt Railroad Engine House and Sandhouse

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1500 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Architect: Unknown
Old use: Roundhouse
Current use: Offices
Notes: Built to service the Beltline Railroad system along the Embarcadero. It's since been converted into offices.

10. E.C. Young House

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51 Sotelo Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116

Architect: Bernard Maybeck
Old use: private residence
Current use: private residence
Notes: Half-timber house in Forest Hill

11. Insurance Exchange Building

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433 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Architect: Willis Polk
Old use: Office
Current use: Office
Notes: An example of the City Beautiful Movement, it sits near Polk's Merchant's Exchange Building.

12. Catherine Hooker House

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3277 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

Architect: Willis Polk
Old use: private residence
Current use: private residence
Notes: Willis Polk was commissioned by Catherine Hooker to build this massive estate facing the Presidio, patterned on palazzos she had seen in Italy.

13. Masonic Temple

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25 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Architect: Bliss & Faville
Old use: Masonic temple
Current use: offices; theater
Notes: Originally constructed as a Masonic temple for the fraternal order, complete with auditorium, lodge rooms, and drill rooms in the basement. Now it houses several San Francisco government offices (including the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Ethics Commission) and the New Conservatory Theatre.

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1. Mission Dolores Basilica

310 Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Architect: Frank T. Shea and John O. Lofquist
Old use: Catholic church
Current use: Catholic church
Notes: Sits next to the historic Mission Dolores adobe building. Decoration of the basilica continued for 15 years, influenced by the Spanish Colonial Revival designs exhibited at San Diego's Panama-California Exposition in 1915.

310 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

2. Spreckels Mansion

2080 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Architect: Macdonald and Applegrath
Old use: private residence
Current use: private residence
Notes: Originally sugar mogul Adolph and Alma Spreckels mansion. After Alma’s death, the mansion was divided into four units until Danielle Steele purchased the property and restored it to a single family residence

2080 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

3. Flatiron Building

540 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

Architect: Havens & Toepke
Old use: office with retail
Current use: office with retail
Notes: One of the few examples of flatiron buildings in San Francisco, as many of the earlier examples were destyped by the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.

540 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

4. Garcia & Maggini Warehouse

128 King Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Architect: Alvin E. Hornlein
Old use: Dried fruit warehouse
Current use: Restaurant, office, retail
Notes: Site of clash between longshormen and business owners during the 1934 strike, involving a 5-hour bloody battle, eventually leading to the organized labor and unionism.

128 King Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

5. Notre Dame des Victoires Church

566 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Architect: Louis Brochoud
Old use: church
Current use: church
Notes: A previous chuch once stood on the site, but was destroyed by the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.

566 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

6. St. Francis of Assis Church

624 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

Architect: unknown
Old use: Roman Catholic church
Current use: shrine
Notes: First Roman Catholic church in SF was built on the site in 1849. The church closed in 1994, but was converted into a national shrine dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, to be operated by the Franciscan friars.

624 Vallejo Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

7. City Hall

Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102

Architect: Arthur Brown Junior
Old use: city hall
Current use: city hall
Notes: Construction started in 1913, after an earlier City Hall that was completely destroyed during the 1906 earthquake.

Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102

8. St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church

1401 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Architect: John Foley
Old use: Roman Catholic Church
Current use: Future office space?
Notes: Replaced an earlier church dating to 1865 that burned down in the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. There are current proposals to convert it to office space.

1401 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

9. Belt Railroad Engine House and Sandhouse

1500 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Architect: Unknown
Old use: Roundhouse
Current use: Offices
Notes: Built to service the Beltline Railroad system along the Embarcadero. It's since been converted into offices.

1500 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

10. E.C. Young House

51 Sotelo Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116

Architect: Bernard Maybeck
Old use: private residence
Current use: private residence
Notes: Half-timber house in Forest Hill

51 Sotelo Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116

11. Insurance Exchange Building

433 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

Architect: Willis Polk
Old use: Office
Current use: Office
Notes: An example of the City Beautiful Movement, it sits near Polk's Merchant's Exchange Building.

433 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

12. Catherine Hooker House

3277 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118

Architect: Willis Polk
Old use: private residence
Current use: private residence
Notes: Willis Polk was commissioned by Catherine Hooker to build this massive estate facing the Presidio, patterned on palazzos she had seen in Italy.

3277 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

13. Masonic Temple

25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

Architect: Bliss & Faville
Old use: Masonic temple
Current use: offices; theater
Notes: Originally constructed as a Masonic temple for the fraternal order, complete with auditorium, lodge rooms, and drill rooms in the basement. Now it houses several San Francisco government offices (including the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Ethics Commission) and the New Conservatory Theatre.

25 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102