Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings; built works - commercial buildings - stores

Designers: Bliss and Faville, Architects (firm); Mahony Brothers, Building Contractors (firm); Walter Danforth Bliss (architect); William Baker Faville (architect); Jeremiah O. Mahony (building contractor); John J. Mahony (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1908

11 stories

587 Market Street
Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94104

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The Balboa Building was located at 587-599 Market Street, near 2nd Street.

Building History

The firm of Bliss and Faville designed this standard, tripartite skyscraper in 1908, meaning that it would have been, by code, structurally designed to resist earthquakes. This was done generally using reinforced concrete and steel framing. The top floor of the building featured Italian Romanesque window ornamentation.

Building Notes

The architectural firm Bliss and Fairweather, successor to Bliss and Faville, had its office in the Balboa Building c. 1933.


PCAD id: 18754