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San Francisco Area Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings (page 1)

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Maritime Museum
San Francisco, CA
The Maritime Museum was built as the Aquatic Park Bathhouse and Casino from 1936-1939 as a WPA project. It was designed by William Mooser III. Overlooking the Bay, the building is meant to resemble a luxury ocean liner. The interior and exterior features murals with a nautical theme. Since 1951, the building has housed the Maritime Museum. In 1978, the building was acquired by the National Park Service which continues to operate the museum. The building was restored from 2006-2009. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Speaker Tower
San Francisco, CA
Coit Tower
San Francisco, CA
Star of the Sea School
San Francisco, CA
Sailors' Union of the Pacific
San Francisco, CA
This Speaker Tower is one of two built in 1939 in Aquatic Park. They are 35 feet tall and made of concrete. The towers had speakers and were used for making announcements during sporting events and other entertainment that took place in the park. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Coit Tower was built in 1933. The murals on the interior were painted in 1934. The tower is 210 feet tall and built with reinforced concrete. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Star of the Sea School appears to have been built in the late 1940s or early 1950s. Does anyone know the history of this building? [map]

The Sailors' Union of the Pacific building was designed by William Gladstone Merchant and built in 1950. For more, see this website. [map]

apartment building
San Francisco, CA
I'm pretty sure that this apartment building at the corner of Van Ness and Bay St. is a recent build in a style suggesting Streamline Moderne. [map]

Ocean Park Motel
San Francisco, CA
The Ocean Park Motel opened in 1937 as the Ocean Park Motor Court. It is believed to be the first motel built in San Francisco. This sign is probably from the 1940s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Henry Doelger Building
San Francisco, CA
The Henry Doelger Building was built in 1932 as the office for Doelger Home Sales. At that time, Doelger has already sold 3,000 homes in the Sunset and Golden Gate Heights neighborhoods in San Francisco. The building was designed by C.O. Clausen. The building was restored from 2013-2014 but has been vacant since then. These photos are from 2016. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

U.S. Mint
San Francisco, CA
The U.S. Mint was designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood. It opened in 1937. The Mint does not produced circulating coins any longer but it does produce proof coin sets. For more, see this website. [map]

NBC Studio Building
San Francisco, CA
The NBC Studio Building was designed by Albert F. Roller and built from 1941-1942. The 40 foot tall mosaic mural depicting the radio industry was created by C.J. Fitzgerald. The building was remodeled for office space in the 1990s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Bridge Round House
San Francisco, CA
Bridge Cafe
San Francisco, CA
The Bridge Round House was built in 1938. There is conflicting information about whether the building was designed by Alfred Finnila or Vincent G. Raney. It is located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The building originally housed a coffee shop. Later, it was used as a gift shop and office space. In 2014, it was announced that the building would be used for food service again. For more, see this website. [map]

The Bridge Cafe is also located at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was also built in 1938. [map]

Stock Exchange Tower
San Francisco, CA
Skechers Shoe Store
San Francisco, CA
The Stock Exchange Tower was designed by Miller & Pflueger and built in 1930. The building now houses the City Club of San Francisco. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

The building which now houses a Skechers Shoe Store was built in 1913. The Art Deco facade was added in 1933. From 1938 until the mid-1980s, the ground floor housed Omar Khayyam's restaurant. For more, see this website. [map]

former Sears Roebuck & Co.
San Francisco, CA
former Sears Roebuck & Co.
Oakland, CA
This Sears Roebuck & Co. department store building in San Francisco was built in 1926. The building now houses the Career Link Center and loft apartments. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Sears Roebuck & Co. department store building in Oakland was built in 1929. When it opened, it was the 350th store in the chain and was the largest. This store closed in 1993 and has been converted into lofts. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Eng-Skell Company
San Francisco, CA
The Eng-Skell Company was established in 1900 by W.A. England and H.D. Skellinger. This building was designed by A.C. Griewank and built in 1930. The company's name on the building is composed of backlit opal glass letters. For more, see this website. [map]