Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Bliss and Faville, Architects (firm); Huntsman Architectural Group (firm); Walter Danforth Bliss (architect); William Baker Faville (architect)

Dates: constructed 1902

8 stories, total floor area: 135,489 sq. ft.

116 New Montgomery Street
South of Market, San Francisco, CA 94105

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The first Rialto Building was heavily damaged in the San Francisco Earthquake of 04/18-19/1906 and the fire thereafter. It was rebuilt in a manner very consistent with the first.

Building History

The RIalto Building #1 preceded this second building on this site, 116 New Montgomery Street. The first building sustained heavy damage as a result of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. City officials attempted to dynamite the building during the fires, to slow its spread to other parts of the city, but this did not raze the building, but only served to damage it more gravely. The Rialto Building #1 was one of the earliest in the city to have a steel frame, and this stoutly-built frame helped it to resist the explosion.

The building was rebuilt after 1906 along the lines of the original.

Building Notes

In 1928, the local sales respresentatives of the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company occupied Room #805 of San Francisco's RIalto Building #2.


The Huntsman Architectural Group supervised a renovation of the Rialto Building #2. Field Construction worked on the renovation with Huntsman.

San Francisco County Assessor Number: 3722071

PCAD id: 21021