Structure Type: built works - infrastructure - transportation structures; built works - recreation areas and structures

Designers: Bolles, John S., and Associates, Architects (firm); Born, Ernest, Architect (firm); Hayes and Little, Structural Engineers (firm); John Savage Bolles (architect); Ernest Alexander Born (architect); Wesley Thomas Hayes (engineer); Raymond W. Little (structural engineer)

Dates: constructed 1961

Jefferson Street and Powell Street
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133


John S Bolles and Ernest Born served as the architects directing a redevelopment effort of the Fisherman's Wharf area, a section of San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, north of Bay Street, that included coastline from Pier 33 on the east to Black Point on the west. Hayes and Little, an engineering consulting firm based in San Francisco, collaborated with the Bolles-Born team on this 1961 modernization effort.

Building History

In a survey of new marina design and construction in CA, an article in the Consulting Engineer stated of the Fisherman's Wharf Redevelopment plan by Bolles and Born: "Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, may not strictly fall in the category of a marina, but the City of San Francisco has some plans to develop a large part of the area as an Aquatic Park, retaining all of the tourist attractions of the present restaurant and shopping area. John S. Bolles-Ernest Born, architects, and Hayes & Little, consulting engineers, are working on the plans to modernize the area." (See Consulting Engineer, vol. 17, 1961, p. 94.)

PCAD id: 22441