AKA: Rincon Center, San Francisco, CA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - post offices

Designers: Chin and Hensolt, Incorporated, Structural Engineers (firm); Fuller, George A., Construction Company (firm); Johnson Fain and Pereira, Architects (firm); Pereira, William L. and Associates Planning and Architecture (firm); Underwood, Gilbert Stanley, Architect (firm); James Chiaverini (building contractor/civil engineer); Poo Quong Chin (structural engineer); William H. Fain Jr. (architect); George A. Fuller (architect/building contractor); George Hale (structural engineer); Hensolt (structural engineer); R. Scott Johnson (architect); William Leonard Pereira (architect); Gilbert Stanley Underwood (architect)

Dates: constructed 1939

San Francisco, CA

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places; this is an extraordinary example of a WPA Moderne Building; George Hale acted as the Chief Engineer for the Rincon Annex; in 1946-1948, Anton Refregier and his firm painted a mural depicting the history of California in the post office lobby;

The building was renovated in 1988-1989 by William L. Pereira Associates, later known as Johnson Fain and Pereira Associates, after Pereira's death; Rincon Center had two buildings, 1 Rincon Center and 2 Rincon Center; the second building was erected on the site of a former parking lot;

PCAD id: 3644