Civic Center, San Francisco Photos

San Francisco's Civic Center is a large square ringed by significant public buildings including City Hall, the Opera House, the New Library, the Old Library (now the Asian Art Museum) plus other government buildings.

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James Lick Memorial by Frank Happersberger shows Eureka with a bear with plaques covering various California discoveries on Civic Center Plaza. San Francisco, CA.City Hall dome cupola. San Francisco, CA.Opera House & Veterans Auditorium. San Francisco, CA.Opera House & Veterans Auditorium. San Francisco, CA.
James Lick Memorial (1894) by Frank Happersberger shows Eureka with a bear with plaques covering various California discoveries on Civic Center Plaza. San Francisco, CA.City Hall dome cupola. San Francisco, CA. Opera House & Veterans Auditorium. San Francisco, CA.Opera House & Veterans Auditorium (1932). San Francisco, CA. Architect: Brown & Lansburgh.
Opera House facade. San Francisco, CA.Opera House lobby ceiling. San Francisco, CA.New State Office Building. San Francisco, CA.New State Office Building. San Francisco, CA.
Opera House facade. San Francisco, CA.Opera House lobby ceiling. San Francisco, CA.New State Office Building. San Francisco, CA.New State Office Building (1985). San Francisco, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Corner tower on city building at Polk & McAllister Streets. San Francisco, CA.California State Office Building to right of City Hall in front of other government office buildings. San Francisco, CA.Asian Art Museum in the former San Francisco Public Library building. San Francisco, CA.New San Francisco Public Library on Civic Center Plaza. San Francisco, CA.
Corner tower on city building at Polk & McAllister Streets. San Francisco, CA.California State Office Building (1926) to right of City Hall in front of other government office buildings. San Francisco, CA. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Walter Danforth Bliss & William Baker Faville. On National Register.Asian Art Museum in the former San Francisco Public Library building (1916). San Francisco, CA. Architect: George Kelham. New San Francisco Public Library (1996) on Civic Center Plaza. San Francisco, CA. Architect: James Ingo Freed & Cathy Simon.
Side facade of new San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco, CA.Main Post Office & Federal Court House. San Francisco, CA.Federal building on United Nations Plaza near Civic Center. San Francisco, CA.United Nations Plaza fountain by Lawrence Halprin. San Francisco, CA.
Side facade of new San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco, CA.Main Post Office & Federal Court House (1902) (7th at Mission St.). San Francisco, CA. Style: Neo-Baroque. Architect: James Knox Taylor.Federal building on United Nations Plaza near Civic Center. San Francisco, CA.United Nations Plaza fountain (1980) by Lawrence Halprin. San Francisco, CA.
McAllister Tower Apartments. San Francisco, CA.


McAllister Tower Apartments (1929) (originally William Taylor Hotel) (28 floors) (100 McAllister St.). San Francisco, CA. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Miller & Pflueger + Lewis Parsons Hobart.



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