History of the City Hall and Civic Center by T.B. McGinnis, 1912-1918

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History of the City Hall and Civic Center by T.B. McGinnis, 1912-1918

Collection number: BANC PIC 1995.006--ALB

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: History of the City Hall and Civic Center by T.B. McGinnis
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1995.006--ALB
Collector: Thomas B. McGinnis
Extent: 119 photographic prints, various sizes; clippings; text of municipal report; compiled in album, 33 x 27 cm. 170 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

Information for Researchers

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Collection is available for use.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], History of the City Hall and Civic Center by T.B. McGinnis, 1912-1918, BANC PIC 1995.006--ALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The History of the City Hall and Civic Center album was purchased in 1995.

Scope and Content

The History of the City Hall and Civic Center photo album contains 119 photographic prints as well as various municipal reports and records, all dated from 1912-1918, which document the construction and early use of San Francisco's City Hall, Exposition Auditorium, and the greater Civic Center area. The album was compiled by Thomas B. McGinnis, Assistant Clerk, San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Superintendent of City Hall. McGinnis also wrote the text of the municipal report included in the album and may have been the principal photographer.
The construction of the new City Hall and Civic Center was necessitated by the earthquake and fire of 1906 which destroyed the previous City Hall. The photographs picture the buildings' development from the excavation of the sites beginning in 1913 to their completion and occupation by city officials in 1916. Several photographs document the gradual construction of both the steel framework and the stone exterior. Also pictured are interior views of City Hall and the Exposition Auditorium; ground breaking and cornerstone ceremonies; views of the Civic Center Plaza and the San Francisco Public Library; several photographic reproductions of architectural plans and notes; the San Francisco City Treasury; and a group portrait of Boy Scouts. Individuals pictured include architects John Bakewell, Jr., and Arthur Brown, Jr.; sculptor Grenier; San Francisco Mayor James Rolph, Jr.; San Francisco City Supervisors George Gallagher and Paul Bancroft; and San Francisco City Attorney Percy V. Long.
Non-photographic material includes the text of the 1915-1916 San Francisco Municipal Report "City Hall and Civic Center History," clippings of resolutions and ordinances relating to the City Hall and the Civic Center, many of which are dated as late as 1919; manuscript notes regarding additional resolutions; and two 1916 letters from architects Bakewell and Brown to the San Francisco Bureau of Architecture describing the significance of Grenier's sculptural contribution to City Hall.
The only identified photographer is John Channing.

Container Listing

 

San Francisco City Hall. Polk Street Elevation. [Inside front cover. Photographic reproduction of architectural drawing.] BANC PIC 1995.006:001--ALB

 

[Inscription: "Property of T.B. McGinnis. Clerk's Office Bd. Supervisors, City Hall."] BANC PIC 1995.006:002--ALB

 

Reading from left to right -- John Bakewell, Jr. -- Arthur Brown Jr., Architects of City Hall -- Percy V. Long, City Atty. BANC PIC 1995.006:003--ALB

 

Plan of Civic Center, San Francisco. From original drawing made and contemplated before work was commenced. [Clipped from unidentified print source.] BANC PIC 1995.006:004a--ALB

 

[Sketch and notes calculating height of City Hall. By Flamm.] BANC PIC 1995.006:004b--ALB

 

City Hall. From Municipal Reports 1915-16. History compiled by T. [Thomas] B. McGinnis, Asst. Clerk Board of Supervisors and Executive Supt. City Hall. Per Resolution No. 12800 (New Series), Board of Supervisors. BANC PIC 1995.006:005--ALB

 

Architectural plan of Civic Center, now being carried to completion -- proposed at meeting held January 10th, 1912 at 8 o'clock P.M. in temporary City Hall, Eddy St. [Photographic reproduction of architectural drawing.] BANC PIC 1995.006:006--ALB

 

Interior City Hall. Rotunda. [From San Francisco Municipal Reports, 1915-16?] BANC PIC 1995.006:007--ALB

 

Excavating site for City Hall, April 18, 1913 (looking West from Polk St.). Ground breaking day was held April 5, 1913 at 3 o'clock P.M. 1435. BANC PIC 1995.006:008--ALB

 

History as follows compiled by Thos. [Thomasi] B. McGinnis, Asst. Clerk, Board of Supervisors and Executive Superintendent of the City Hall -- printed in Municipal Reports, 1915-16. [First page (page 977) of 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History.”] BANC PIC 1995.006:009--ALB

 

Assorted steel for frame erection, City Hall. October 22nd, 1913. (Looking Southeast from McAllister St. and Van Ness Ave.) 1649. BANC PIC 1995.006:010--ALB

 

[Page 978 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:011--ALB

 

Commencing the erection of steel frame, City Hall. (Arrow marks location of corner stone.) Oct. 22nd, 1913. Corner stone laid Oct. 25th, 1913. 1647. BANC PIC 1995.006:012--ALB

 

[Page 979 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:013--ALB

 

Steel for construction, and concrete retaining walls, City Hall. (Looking southwest from McAllister and Polk Sts.) October 22nd, 1913. 1648. BANC PIC 1995.006:014--ALB

 

[Page 980 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:015--ALB

 

Progress steel construction City Hall. November 12th, 1913. [ No. 1654?] BANC PIC 1995.006:016--ALB

 

[Page 981 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:017--ALB

 

Erection steel -- basement and first floor City Hall. December 1st, 1913. (Polk and Grove Sts.) 1656. BANC PIC 1995.006:018--ALB

 

[Page 982 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:019--ALB

 

Progressive construction -- City Hall -- Dec. 11, 1913. (Polk Street facade at Fulton Street.) 1662. BANC PIC 1995.006:020--ALB

 

[Page 983 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:021--ALB

 

Progress construction City Hall -- Dec. 11, 1913. (Grove Street elevation.) 1663. BANC PIC 1995.006:022--ALB

 

[Page 984 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:023--ALB

 

Progressive construction, City Hall. Jan. 6, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. Elevation.) 1688. BANC PIC 1995.006:024--ALB

 

[Page 985 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:025--ALB

 

Progressive construction, City Hall. Jan. 6, 1914. (Grove Street elevation.) BANC PIC 1995.006:026--ALB

 

[Page 986 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:027--ALB

 

Progressive construction, City Hall. Jan. 27, 1914. (Unloading 46 ton girders used in dome.) 1712. BANC PIC 1995.006:028--ALB

 

[Page 987 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:029--ALB

 

Progressive construction, City Hall. Feby. 1, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. elevation.) [No. 1726?] BANC PIC 1995.006:030--ALB

 

[Page 988 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:031--ALB

 

Progressive construction, City Hall. Feb. 11, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. elevation.) 1745. BANC PIC 1995.006:032--ALB

 

[Page 989 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:033--ALB

 

Progressive construction, City Hall. March 6, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevation.) 1756. BANC PIC 1995.006:034--ALB

 

[Page 990 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:035--ALB

 

Progressive construction, City Hall. March 20, 1914. (Polk St. elevation -- looking North from Grove St.) 1782. BANC PIC 1995.006:036--ALB

 

[Page 991 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:037--ALB

 

Progressive construction, City Hall. April 23rd, 1914. (Polk St. elevation north from Grove St.) [No. 1815?] BANC PIC 1995.006:038--ALB

 

[Page 992 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:039--ALB

 

Progressive construction, City Hall. May 5, 1914. (Polk St. elevation -- Steel frame of Auditorium lower left hand corner.) 1840. BANC PIC 1995.006:040--ALB

 

[Page 993 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:041--ALB

 

Completion of steel frame, City Hall. May 15, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. elevation.) [No. 1860?] BANC PIC 1995.006:042--ALB

 

[Page 994 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:043--ALB

 

Outside stone construction. (California White Granite.) May 15th, 1914. 1861. BANC PIC 1995.006:044--ALB

 

[Page 995 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:045--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. June 9, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. elevation.) 1873. BANC PIC 1995.006:046--ALB

 

First meeting of Board of Supervisors held in Chamber of the Board Oct. 9, 1916. Supervisors to assign quarters to respective Depts. by Resolution No. 12550 (N.S.). T.B. McGinnis to act as Executive Custodian by Resolution No. 12800 (N.S.). [Page 996 from 1915-1916 San Francisco Municipal Report, “City Hall and Civic Center History.”] BANC PIC 1995.006:047--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction, June 9, 1914. (Polk St. elevation.) 1874. BANC PIC 1995.006:048--ALB

 

[Page 997 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:049--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. July 3, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. elevation.) 1897. BANC PIC 1995.006:050--ALB

 

[Page 998 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:051--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. July 13, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevation.) 1899. BANC PIC 1995.006:052--ALB

 

[Page 999 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:053--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction -- July 30, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevation.) 1931. BANC PIC 1995.006:054--ALB

 

[Page 1000 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:055a--ALB

 

[Typewritten description of Echo Organ installed in Civic Center Exposition Auditorium.] BANC PIC 1995.006:055b--ALB

 

Progress stone construction -- July 30, 1914. (Polk and Grove Sts. elevation.) 1932. BANC PIC 1995.006:056--ALB

 

[Page 1001 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:057--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction -- August 8, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevation.) 1943. BANC PIC 1995.006:058--ALB

 

[Page 1002 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:059--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction -- August 8, 1914. (Polk and Grove Sts. elevation.) 1944. BANC PIC 1995.006:060--ALB

 

[Page 1003 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:061--ALB

 

Progress stone construction -- August 15, 1914. (Polk Street elevation.) 1949. BANC PIC 1995.006:062--ALB

 

[Page 1004 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:063--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction -- August 14, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevations.) 1950. BANC PIC 1995.006:064--ALB

 

[Page 1005 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:065--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction -- Sept. 14, 1914. (Polk and Grove Sts. elevation.) 1972. BANC PIC 1995.006:066--ALB

 

[Page 1006 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:067--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction -- Sept. 14, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevation.) 1973. BANC PIC 1995.006:068--ALB

 

[Page 1007 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:069--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. October 6, 1914. (Polk and Grove Sts. elevation.) 1997. BANC PIC 1995.006:070--ALB

 

[Page 1008 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:071--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. Oct. 6, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevation.) 1998. BANC PIC 1995.006:072--ALB

 

[Page 1009 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:073--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction -- October 28, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevation.) 2045. BANC PIC 1995.006:074--ALB

 

[Page 1010 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:075--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. Nov. 23, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevation.) 2076. BANC PIC 1995.006:076--ALB

 

[Page 1011 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History." Written note: "N. 13. See Resolution No. 14898 (N.S.). Relating to Architectural plans of State Building."] BANC PIC 1995.006:077--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. Nov. 23, 1914. (Polk and Grove Sts. elevation.) 2097. BANC PIC 1995.006:078--ALB

 

[Page 1012 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:079--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. December 22nd, 1914. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevation.) 2155. BANC PIC 1995.006:080--ALB

 

[Page 1013 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:081a--ALB

 

[Clipping of Resolution No. 10054 (New Series) referred to on Report page, 81a.] BANC PIC 1995.006:081b--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. January 15, 1915. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevation.) 2201. BANC PIC 1995.006:082--ALB

 

[Page 1014 from 1915-16 San Francisco Municipal Report, "City Hall and Civic Center History."] BANC PIC 1995.006:083--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. January 27th, 1915. (Polk and Grove Sts. elevation.) 2203. BANC PIC 1995.006:084--ALB

 

Exposition Auditorium. Grove St. -- Larkin to Polk Sts. [From San Francisco Municipal Reports 1915-16?] BANC PIC 1995.006:085--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction -- Feby. 9, 1915. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevation.) [No. 2231?] BANC PIC 1995.006:086--ALB

 

Public Library. [From San Francisco Municipal Reports, 1915-16?] BANC PIC 1995.006:087--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. March 1, 1915. (Polk and Grove Sts. elevation.) 2262. BANC PIC 1995.006:088--ALB

 

[Number not used] BANC PIC 1995.006:089--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. March 19, 1915. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevation.) 2288. BANC PIC 1995.006:090--ALB

 

[Number not used.] BANC PIC 1995.006:091--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. March 26, 1915. (Polk and Grove Sts. elevation -- showing improvements in Civic Center Plaza.) 2310. BANC PIC 1995.006:092--ALB

 

[Number not used.] BANC PIC 1995.006:093--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. May 9, 1915. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevation.) 2370. [Duplicate of 96. Date?] BANC PIC 1995.006:094--ALB

 

[Number not used.] BANC PIC 1995.006:095--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. May 30, 1915. (Van Ness Ave. and Grove St. elevation.) 2370. [Duplicate of 94. Date?] BANC PIC 1995.006:096--ALB

 

[Number not used] BANC PIC 1995.006:097--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction. June 7, 1915. (Polk and Grove St. elevation.) 2427. BANC PIC 1995.006:098--ALB

 

[Number not used.] BANC PIC 1995.006:099--ALB

 

Progressive stone construction and temporary work in Civic Center Plaza. June 25, 1915. [Number cut off.] BANC PIC 1995.006:100--ALB

 

[Number not used] BANC PIC 1995.006:101--ALB

 

City Hall, Auditorium and Plaza -- July 1, 1915. 2813. BANC PIC 1995.006:102--ALB

 

[Number not used.] BANC PIC 1995.006:103--ALB

 

City Hall and Plaza. August, 1915. [No. 2549?] BANC PIC 1995.006:104--ALB

 

Polk Street entrance and Dome -- City Hall. BANC PIC 1995.006:105--ALB

 

Civic Center Plaza fronting the City Hall. Polk St. frontage. 3989. BANC PIC 1995.006:106--ALB

 

(Proposed bronze) Fountains, Civic Center. 3986. BANC PIC 1995.006:107--ALB

 

City Hall and Plaza. (Photograph by Mr. Channing.) BANC PIC 1995.006:108--ALB

 

Fountain and statuary, Civic Center Plaza. (Temporary erection.) 3987. BANC PIC 1995.006:109--ALB

 

Completed City Hall (occupied by Officials March 10, 1916.) Ground area 285' x 408'. Contains 371,317 Sq. ft. working space. 4670. BANC PIC 1995.006:110--ALB

 

Interior dome ceiling over main rotunda. Showing upper gallery columns and medalions [sic]. BANC PIC 1995.006:111--ALB

 

Steel construction to top of dome. June 30, 1914. BANC PIC 1995.006:112a--ALB

 

Position of four girders weighing 49 tons each, and six 26 ton girders in dome, City Hall. June 30, 1914. 1892. BANC PIC 1995.006:112b--ALB

 

Steel construction around light wells. 1890. BANC PIC 1995.006:113a--ALB

 

Removal of Herald's Business College site required for City Hall. 1632. BANC PIC 1995.006:113b--ALB

 

Steel construction -- Dome, City Hall. June 30, 1914. 1891. BANC PIC 1995.006:114--ALB

 

Flat cars S.P. Ry. [Southern Pacific Railway] transporting steel girders for City Hall. Size of girders 58'-1 7/8" long x 9'-1/2". Weight 49 tons each. Jany. 6, 1914. BANC PIC 1995.006:115--ALB

 

Girders 49 tons weight each supporting dome -- City Hall. BANC PIC 1995.006:116--ALB

 

Hoisting and setting 49 ton girder, City Hall. [Number cut off.] BANC PIC 1995.006:117--ALB

 

Re-enforced concrete flooring. City Hall. March 23rd, 1914. Looking through to Van Ness Ave. 1792. BANC PIC 1995.006:118--ALB

 

Stone installed for sculpture work. Van Ness Ave. frontage over main entrance. 1945. BANC PIC 1995.006:119--ALB

 

Sculptor Grenier and model of pediment over (exterior) facade. City Hall. 1816. BANC PIC 1995.006:120--ALB

 

Model of figures for fountains. Civic Center Plaza. (Mr. Grenier, sculptor.) 2043. BANC PIC 1995.006:121--ALB

 

Model of fountain, Civic Center Plaza. 1942. BANC PIC 1995.006:122--ALB

 

Models -- Statuary for Civic Center Plaza.

 

Models -- Statuary for Civic Center Plaza. BANC PIC 1995.006:123a--ALB

 

Models -- Statuary for Civic Center Plaza. BANC PIC 1995.006:123b--ALB

 

Models -- Statuary for Civic Center Plaza. BANC PIC 1995.006:123c--ALB

 

Leading into rotunda from Polk St. entrance. BANC PIC 1995.006:124--ALB

 

Grand staircase, rotunda. City Hall. 3553. BANC PIC 1995.006:125--ALB

 

Boy Scouts at attention -- staircase, rotunda, City Hall. (Victory Garden day, April 1st, 1918.) BANC PIC 1995.006:126--ALB

 

Rotunda entrance from Polk Street. 3552. BANC PIC 1995.006:127--ALB

 

Upper landing, stairs from rotunda. 3655. BANC PIC 1995.006:128--ALB

 

Detail -- staircase and gallery railing around rotunda. 3561. BANC PIC 1995.006:129--ALB

 

Galleries surrounding rotunda -- City Hall. BANC PIC 1995.006:130--ALB

 

Fourth floor gallery and ceiling arches. BANC PIC 1995.006:131--ALB

 

Light standards, rotunda -- City Hall. (4 in all.) Brass and bronze. 1500 [dollars?] each. 3678. BANC PIC 1995.006:132--ALB

 

Vestibule and columns. Van Ness Ave. entrance to rotunda. BANC PIC 1995.006:133--ALB

 

Interior chambers Board of Supervisors (carved oak). 3558. BANC PIC 1995.006:134--ALB

 

Stone carvings at entrance to Supervisors Chambers. BANC PIC 1995.006:135--ALB

 

Laying corner stone, City Hall. Oct. 25th, 1913. 10 o'clock a.m. (Supervisor Geo. Galligher [George Gallagher] addressing assemblage.) BANC PIC 1995.006:136--ALB

 

Mayor Rolph placing first trowel of mortar, cornerstone, City Hall. (Mayor's son standing by.) Oct. 25, 1913. BANC PIC 1995.006:137--ALB

 

Mayor Rolph and family at laying [of] corner stone, City Hall. Oct. 25, 1913. BANC PIC 1995.006:138--ALB

 

City Treasury. $1,000,000 (gold) shown in trays. BANC PIC 1995.006:139--ALB

 

Erecting steel frame Exposition Auditorium (Civic Center). 1729. BANC PIC 1995.006:140--ALB

 

Progress steel construction. Auditorium in Civic Center. 15,809,616 lbs. steel in building. 1687. BANC PIC 1995.006:141--ALB

 

Completion steel frame. Auditorium. (15,809,616 lbs. steel in building.) 1753. BANC PIC 1995.006:142--ALB

 

Steel frame Auditorium. View north from Market Street. 1746. BANC PIC 1995.006:143--ALB

 

Steel frame Auditorium. Hayes Street Auditorium. 1814. BANC PIC 1995.006:144--ALB

 

Erecting granite stone front Auditorium. July 30th, 1914. BANC PIC 1995.006:145--ALB

 

Progress construction Auditorium. Grove St. front. BANC PIC 1995.006:146--ALB

 

Auditorium completed. Cost -- Exposition Co. $1,000,000; City for stone, $210,025; Land $700,000. 2261. BANC PIC 1995.006:147--ALB

 

Exposition Auditorium, from Civic Center Plaza. BANC PIC 1995.006:148--ALB

 

Interior main hall Auditorium. Seating capacity -- main hall 10,000; six smaller halls 1200 each; four halls 400 each; two committee rooms 50 each. 2180. BANC PIC 1995.006:149--ALB

 

[Balcony Floor Plan. Photographic reproduction of architectural drawing for Civic Center Exposition Auditorium.] BANC PIC 1995.006:150a--ALB

 

[First Floor Plan. Photographic reproduction of architectural drawing for Civic Center Exposition Auditorium.] BANC PIC 1995.006:150b--ALB

 

Main Public Library building in Civic Center. BANC PIC 1995.006:151--ALB

 

Market Street Approach, Civic Center. (Detailed on proposed future appearance.) [Photographic reproduction of architectural drawing.] BANC PIC 1995.006:152--ALB

 

Market Street Approach. (Detailed on proposed future appearance.) [Photographic reproduction of architectural drawing for Civic Center.] BANC PIC 1995.006:153--ALB

 

Corner Main Approach Civic Center. Detailed on proposed future appearance. [Photographic reproduction of architectural drawing.] BANC PIC 1995.006:154--ALB

 

Proposed Fountain for Civic Center San Francisco Cal. [Photographic reproduction of architectural drawing.] BANC PIC 1995.006:155a--ALB

 

School named originally Newton J. Thorpe, [after] its architect. Name afterward changed to High School of Commerce. 1434. Constructed of steel, brick and concrete. Moving Commercial School from Grove St. bet. Polk and Larkin Sts. to Fell and Franklin Sts. BANC PIC 1995.006:155b--ALB

 

Ground breaking City Hall site. (Mayor and Board of Supervisors.) April 5, 1913. BANC PIC 1995.006:156--ALB

 

Supervisor Paul Bancroft, Charman [sic] Public Buildings Committee presenting Mayor Rolph with a Silver Shovel at ground breaking exercises. City hall site. April 5, 1913, at 3 o'clock p.m. BANC PIC 1995.006:157--ALB

 

Mayor Rolph, raising first shovel of dirt from site of City Hall on silver shovel presented by Board of Supervisors. April 5th, 1913. BANC PIC 1995.006:158--ALB

 

School children singing at ceremonies, earth breaking in site for City Hall. Stand erected along Van Ness Ave. opposite Fulton St. April 5, 1913. BANC PIC 1995.006:159--ALB

 

Address by Mayor Jas. [i.e. James] Rolph, Jr., laying corner stone, City Hall. Oct. 25th, 1913. BANC PIC 1995.006:160--ALB

 

Address -- Percy V. Long, City Attorney, laying corner stone, City Hall. Oct. 25th, 1913. BANC PIC 1995.006:161--ALB

 

Supervisor Geo. [i.e. George] Gallagher. Reading list of articles deposited in corner stone City Hall. Oct. 25, 1913. Placed in box by Supervisor Bancroft (Chairman Public Buildings Committee). BANC PIC 1995.006:162--ALB

 

Mayor Rolph addressing assemblage laying corner stone, City Hall. Oct. 25, 1913. BANC PIC 1995.006:163a--ALB

 

Glossing and cementing down corner stone, City Hall. Oct. 25, 1913. BANC PIC 1995.006:163b--ALB

 

Supplemental. Resolutions and Ordinances passed by Board of Supervisors, relating to City Hall and Civic Center. [Newsprint clippings, each summarily captioned.] BANC PIC 1995.006:164---ALB

 

[List of offices and departments moved into the new City Hall; notes referring to resolutions regarding City Hall and Civic Center; and clipping of city ordinance regarding City Hall.] BANC PIC 1995.006:168--ALB

 

[Hand-written notes referring to various resolutions regarding City Hall and Civic Center.] BANC PIC 1995.006:169--ALB

 

[Clipping from unidentified print source regarding transfer of title of block in San Francisco Civic Center to United States Government.] BANC PIC 1995.006:170--ALB

 

[Number not used] BANC PIC 1995.006:171--ALB

 

[Number not used] BANC PIC 1995.006:172--ALB

 

[Number not used] BANC PIC 1995.006:173--ALB

 

[Number not used] BANC PIC 1995.006:174--ALB

 

[Number not used] BANC PIC 1995.006:175--ALB

 

[2 letters from architects Bakewell and Brown to Bureau of Architecture, San Francisco City Hall, regarding aesthetic significance of various sculptural groups designed for City Hall. From July, 1916.] BANC PIC 1995.006:176--ALB

 

1915. [Lacking.] BANC PIC 1995.006:177--ALB

 

[Inside back cover. Architectural drawing of bird's eye of view of Civic Center, San Francisco.] BANC PIC 1995.006:178--ALB