AKA: Southern Pacific Building, San Francisco, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Bliss and Faville, Architects (firm); Tipping Mar + Associates, Structural Engineers (firm); Walter Danforth Bliss (architect); William Baker Faville (architect)

Dates: constructed 1916

12 stories, total floor area: 420,000 sq. ft.

1 Market Street
South Beach, San Francisco, CA 94105-1521

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One of the leading architectural firms active in San Francisco during the 1910s, Bliss and Faville, designed this 12-story, $1.5 million office building for the gigantic Southern Pacific Railroad Company just before America's entry into World War I.


The Southern Pacific Railroad Company Building underwent a seismic retrofit in 1999, supervised by Tipping Mar + Associates.

PCAD id: 985