San Francisco's Financial District
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Some call it “Wall Street West,” while some just call it “downtown,” but San Francisco’s financial district is a long-running business powerhouse, home to scores of corporate headquarters, prominent law firms, restaurants, hotels, banks, the Pacific Stock Exchange, and striking waterfront views radiating outward from the landmark 1898 Ferry Building. The district was among the first areas to be settled, and many of the original 19th-century buildings still stand, along with streets and businesses named for early California business leaders like Mills, Sharon, Fair, and Flood. The district holds examples of nearly every type of commercial architecture and is arguably the city’s most popular, as its population swells by tens of thousands of office workers each day.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9780738529998
: Arcadia Publishing
: 10/19/2005
: California
: Images of America
: 200
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Author Christine Miller, at the age of 10, was described in Herb Caen’s perennial San Francisco Chronicle column as a “true San Franciscan.” Her love for this Bay Area city has guided her into historical preservation efforts, and to work as a volunteer docent for the Mission Dolores and the National Park Service.
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