Maiden Lane
Maiden Lane
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Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
Los Angeles, CA8,310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
Back in the days when I lived here as a grad student, Maiden Lane was already an exclusive shopping area. I patronized Britex for my sewing needs, and visited Orvis during their sales. And I experiencing the only Frank Lloyd Wright designed building in the city, at No. 140.

On my recent visit, I had a wander down the familiar lane. It looked the same: polished, exclusive, regal. The shops are decidedly more expensive now, and the pandemic has limited easy access to No.140, perhaps forever.

Kind of a bittersweet time walk for me, but the spot is looking as nice as ever, and well worth a stroll.
Written 17 March 2022
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL17,156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A small street off Union Square with more high retail stores. It i a walking street without any vehicles.
Written 3 September 2019
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swTravel365
New York City, NY5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
This is a classic section of town, and you must go there at least once. I always find the strolling through the area to be most fun, and the stores are The Best!
Written 2 August 2018
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roxieontheroad
Plymouth, MA267 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
So many long time retailers have left Union Square as retail gets redefined for a new demographic that little Maiden Lane has been impacted. It remains a pretty place to stroll but only the Frank Lloyd Wright designed building is worth noting.
Written 25 March 2018
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,771 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017
Some good architecture and nice outdoor cafes, but otherwise just tourist-oriented shopping. Pedestrian aspect is a plus as it is peaceful.
Written 13 October 2017
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,795 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
This is a very nice pedestrian street with cafes and high end boutiques. Great place for a stroll and window shopping.
Written 5 September 2017
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Maiden Lane is a pedestrian mall located in San Francisco. It used to be part of the city's red light district. The pedestrian mall stretches two blocks, between Kearny and Stockton Streets. The street is blocked from traffic from 11 am to 5 pm by wrought iron gates, reopening in the evening to traffic. The most notable building on the street is the V. C. Morris Gift Shop, which is a San Francisco Designated Landmark. The building is the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed space in the city.
Written 2 May 2017
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,771 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017
A pedestrian street just off Union Square with some shopping, food and drinks. Being away from traffic is a pleasure.
Written 4 April 2017
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StanleyandMarie
Ontario, Canada1,186 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
We visited this spot as part of a Hitchcock tour (yes, this area was filmed in one of his movies. It was also known as the "red light district" many years ago with more than 1200 prostitutes walking this tiny area. The only building Frank Lloyd Wright designed in SF is also here (an art gallery now). Worth taking a look if you are in Union Square area simply for its history.
Written 31 January 2016
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
This short street runs for two blocks from Stockton at Union Square to Grant and from Grant to Kearny. It features cafes and upscale shops, such as Chanel, Hermes and Prada. Maiden Lane closes to vehicular traffic between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and I find it fun to stroll here during those hours in nice weather when the cafes offer outside seating and there is much activity.

The lane's history includes a notorious period before the 1906 earthquake when it served as the city's red light district. As an architecture buff, however, I like the tangible evidence of what happened here in 1948. That's when the only Frank Lloyd Wright building in San Francisco went up at #140. It features the interior ramp theme that Wright used in New York City's Guggenheim Museum and exterior arched brick work to lure potential customers inside rather than traditional windows for displays.

On each of my San Francisco visits, I go to Maiden Lane to look at Wright's work. On this trip, I was surprised to see that its most recent tenant, the Xanadu Gallery, had left and the space was for lease. I hope the next tenant will have a business that allows passersby to enter the airy interior.
Written 19 January 2016
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