AKA: San Francisco Examiner Building, San Francisco, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Schweinfurth, A.C., Architect (firm); Albert Cicero Schweinfurth (architect)

Dates: constructed 1897-1898, demolished 1906

7 stories

5 3rd Street
Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-3202

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Building Notes

In 1904, attorney Robert C. Adams leased an office in the Hearst Building, and commuted to San Francisco from Palo Alto, where he lived. (See Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory, 1904, p. 168.)


The day after the San Francisco Earthquake of 04/18/2016. a San Francisco Call newspaper reporter described how the Hearst Building, located across the street from the Call's own building, burned in the firestorm that followed the temblor: "At 12 o'clock the annex of the Hearst building took fire and a half an hour later the rear wall fell. Shortly afterwards the fire appeared through the frieze on the seventh floor, where the [San Francisco Examiner newspaper's] editorial rooms were located, but it was 8 o'clock before the windows of the lower floors began to belch flames. The fire burned out gradually and the building remained standing, completely gutted." (See "Newspaper Row Is Gutted," San Francisco Call, Volume 99, Number 1, 19 April 1906, p. 2.)

PCAD id: 5113