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Blake, Moffitt & Towne Building, 41 First Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



B&W Photos

HB121420
Exterior, South Side And West Front, Looking North

HB121421
Exterior, South Side And West Front

HB121422
Exterior, West Front

HB121423
Exterior, East Rear

HB121424
Exterior, West Front, Detail

HB121425
Interior, Fifth Floor, Looking Northeast

HB121426
Interior, Fifth Floor, Northwest Corner


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
41 First Street, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2204
Building/structure dates: 1911 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1948 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1952 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1967 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1968 subsequent work
Significance: The Blake, Moffitt and Towne Building was designed by Willis Polk, a renowned San Francisco architect with such landmark structures as the Hallidie Building to his credit. The BMT Building was built for the Regents of the University of California, the governing body for the University of California system, and subsequently contained the offices of the Black, Moffitt and Towne Company, a San Francisco-based paper distribution company. The BMT Building is rated "B" in Splendid Survivors, the comprehensive historic resources survey of downtown San Francisco. A "B" rating indicated eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Although not evaluated in the San Francisco City Planning Department's 1974-76 Architectural Inventory, it is included on the city's list of "Architecturally and/or Historically Significant Buildings in the C-3 Zoning Districts" endorsed by the City Planning Commission on May 29, 1982.

Subjects
Offices


Related Names
Polk, Willis


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR, SOUTH SIDE AND WEST FRONT, LOOKING NORTH
2. EXTERIOR, SOUTH SIDE AND WEST FRONT
3. EXTERIOR, WEST FRONT
4. EXTERIOR, EAST REAR
5. EXTERIOR, WEST FRONT, DETAIL
6. INTERIOR, FIFTH FLOOR, LOOKING NORTHEAST
7. INTERIOR, FIFTH FLOOR, NORTHWEST CORNER


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