San Francisco Mid-Century Modern Buildings

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Peace Pagoda
San Francisco, CA
former Emporium [gone]
San Francisco, CA
The Peace Pagoda was designed by Yoshio Taniguchi and built in 1968. It was a gift from Osaka, Japan which is San Francisco's sister city. [map]

This former Emporium department store was built in 1951 as part of the Stonestown Mall. The buildings, including this one, were designed by Welton Becket. This building housed a Macy's store from 1996-2018. The pylon sign projection was demolished in 2019. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

American Trust Bank Building
San Francisco, CA
The American Trust Bank Building was built in 1959. It became a Wells Fargo Bank just four months later. It was designed by Hertzka & Knowles and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The roof is precast concrete clad in copper. In the 1980s, the building housed a Sharper Image store. The building now houses E*Trade Financial. [map]

County Fair Building
San Francisco, CA
The County Fair Building is located in Golden Gate Park. It was built in 1961 as the Hall of Flowers. It was renamed the County Fair Building in the 1980s. [map]

Scottish Rite Masonic Center
San Francisco, CA
The Scottish Rite Masonic Center was designed by Albert F. Roller and built in 1963. The screen reliefs were created by Millard Sheets. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

California Masonic Memorial Temple
San Francisco, CA
The California Masonic Memorial Temple was designed by Albert Roller and built in 1958. The 48 foot long window mural inside was created by Emile Norman. The acrylic panels contain natural materials like grass, shells, and earth. The figures represent the history of Masons in California. Now known as "The Masonic", the building is used for concerts, receptions, private dinners, and other events. For more, see this website. [map]

Valente Marini Perata & Co.
San Francisco, CA
The Valente Marini Perata & Co. funeral company was established in 1888. These signs were installed in 1959. The business closed in 2017. There are plans for a large housing development on the property. It's not known what will happen with these signs. For more, see this website. [map]

More San Francisco Mid-Century Modern Buildings:
Downtown Center Parking Garage [map]
John F. Kennedy Towers
former Laurel Inn: 1, 2
Willie Mays House

NOTE: There are many more San Francisco mid-century modern buildings in other sections (Banks, Churches, etc.) at the links below.