San Francisco's Financial District (Images of America Series)

San Francisco's Financial District (Images of America Series)

by Christine Miller
     
 

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Some call it "Wall Street West," while some just call it "downtown," but San Francisco's financial district is a long-running business powerhouse, home to scores of corporate headquarters, prominent law firms, restaurants, hotels, banks, the Pacific Stock Exchange, and striking waterfront views radiating outward from the landmark 1898 Ferry Building. The district

Overview


Some call it "Wall Street West," while some just call it "downtown," but San Francisco's financial district is a long-running business powerhouse, home to scores of corporate headquarters, prominent law firms, restaurants, hotels, banks, the Pacific Stock Exchange, and striking waterfront views radiating outward from the landmark 1898 Ferry Building. The district was among the first areas to be settled,

and many of the original 19th-century buildings still stand, along with streets and businesses named for early California business leaders like Mills, Sharon, Fair, and Flood. The district holds examples of nearly every type of commercial architecture and is arguably the city's most popular, as its population swells by tens of thousands of office workers each day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738529998
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,236,638
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


Author Christine Miller, at the age of 10, was described in Herb Caen's perennial San Francisco Chronicle column as a "true San Franciscan." Her love for this Bay Area city has guided her into historical preservation efforts, and to work as a volunteer docent for the Mission Dolores and the National Park Service.

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