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The Flood Building

870 Market St, San Francisco, CA
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Impressive Architecture

Classic old building at the cable car turnaround, quite impressive as an early skyscraper. Ho-hum... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Thomas V
Oakland, California

This is a notable and old skool building that is marred by being infested by a Gap store at the... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Alzor S
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870 Market St, San Francisco, CA
Union Square
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Classic old building at the cable car turnaround, quite impressive as an early skyscraper. Ho-hum stores at street level.

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a notable and old skool building that is marred by being infested by a Gap store at the base. Total sad.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great old historic SF building. It survived the 1906 earthquake. In the 70's there was a five and dime store on the first floor. They hired a 'speiler' (an English man who moved from department selling a single item to a crowd using great energy)...More

Thank gc0nklin
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I love this building. It is one of the few buildings that survived the 1906 earthquake. It has been completely restored and it is just gorgeous, but in a very authentic way. Dashiell Hammett worked in this building and then used it in his detective...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 18 July 2015

My wife and I recently became acquainted with The Flood Building during an architectural tour of San Francisco that we took on a recent visit to this great city. The Flood Building is an icon of San Francisco real estate. Built in 1904, it was...More

1  Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed 5 March 2015

The Flood Building on Market Avenue is known for its history and its use of marble. It was built in 1904 and is one of the few big buildings to survive the Earthquake of 1906. I find the history and architecture both interesting to see....More

Thank mini
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Nice historical building near the cable car turnaround. The Flood Building was one of the few buildings to survive the 1906 earthquake and subsequent fire in downtown San Francisco (Old St. Mary's Cathedral being another). HISTORY BEFORE 1904 "The Baldwin Hotel & Theater (owned by...More

2  Thank bbb57aolcom
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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