AKA: 400 Montgomery Street Office Building, San Francisco, CA; Kohl Building, San Francisco, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Percy and Polk, Architects (firm); Henry Haight Meyers (architect); George Washington Percy (architect); Willis Jefferson Polk (architect)

Dates: constructed 1900-1901

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400 Montgomery Street
Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94111

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The Hayward Building stood at the corner of Montgomery and California Streets in San Francisco's Financial District.

Building History

Architect Henry Haight Meyers (1867-1943) of Percy and Polk, Architects, supervised the construction of this complex, an early steel-frame and reinforced concrete building in 1901. The skyscraper was sheathed in Colusa Sandstone, quarried in Colusa County, CA. Miraculously, it survived the 04/1906 Earthquake and Fire with minimal damage to its lowest two floors. Willis J. Polk (1867-1924) oversaw the reconstruction following the fire.

The building was known as the "Kohl Building" in the 1910s.

San Francisco Historic Landmark: 161

PCAD id: 7835