AKA: Dreamland Pavilion, San Francisco, CA; Dreamland

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - assembly halls

Designers: Ehrenpfort, Arthur T., Architect (firm); Arthur Theodore Ehrenpfort (architect)

Dates: constructed 1906-1906, demolished 1927

1 story


Between 1906 and 1915, at least, the Dreamland Rink, also known as the "Dreamland Pavilion" and the "Dreamland Auditorium," stood on Steiner Street, near Post Street. (See Crocker-Langley Company's San Francisco City Directory, 1915, p. 2061.)

Building History

The Dreamland Pavilion was a large assembly hall that accommodated a variety of activities, including public roller skating and prize-fighting bouts. In late 10/1906, about six months after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, the Dreamland Pavilion hosted a card of four-round boxing matches. (See “Four-round Goes at Dreamland Pavilion,” San Francisco Call, vol. 100, no. 147, 10/25/1906, p. 7.) It continued to host boxing matches until at least 1912, when other larger, venues became preferred. An article in the San Francisco Call in late 12/1912 stated: “The four round promoters met last night and decided to hold the Friday night four round fights at Pavilion rink, Sutter street, between Steiner and Pierce Street, during the coming year. It is more spacious than the Dreamland pavilion where the bouts were formerly held.” (See “Pavilion Rink Chosen for Four Round Bouts,” San Francisco Call, vol. 113, no. 31, 12/31/1912, p. 8.)

San Francisco architect, Arthur T. Ehrenpfort, designed the Dreamland RInk in 1906.

PCAD id: 23515