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Flood Building

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Identification

Flood Building
The James C. Flood Building
118775

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
gray
neo-classicism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Once the head office of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
  • Was the tallest building west of the Mississippi when completed.
  • Steel frame structure with brick curtain walls clad in gray Colusa sandstone.
  • It was built by James Flood, the son of the Comstock silver millionaire whose house still sits on Nob Hill.
  • Designated city landmark on July 10, 1982.
  • The Woolworth store located in the Flood Building was the largest in the chain until 1992, when it was downsized. It closed in 1996.
  • The building celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2004.
  • Upon completion it was the largest building in the city.
  • The Flood Building replaced the Baldwin Hotel & Theater which burned to the ground in 1898.
  • One of the few buildings in the city to survive both the earthquake and fire with only minor damage.

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Location

870-898 Market Street
2-44 Powell Street
71-87 Ellis Street
870-898 Market Street
94102
Downtown/Tenderloin
Northeast
San Francisco
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

160.00 ft
12
1903
1904
6
$1,500,000

Involved Companies

Albert Pissis

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
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