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North Point Pier Bulkhead Buildings, Embarcadero, Kearney & Powell Streets, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



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Item Title


Location
Kearney & Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2047
Building/structure dates: 191 initial construction
Significance: The plans for the bulkhead buildings were stimulated by the influx of goods into San Francisco with the completion of the Panama Canal. The facades, conceived as gateways to the city, lent grandeur to an area once populated by "flimsy structures, destitute of the elements of permanency" (John P. Young, San Francisco: A History of the Pacific Coast Metropolis, 1912, Vol. II, p. 930).

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Aaron Gallup, Photographer September 1977 PIERS 1, 3 AND 5 LOOKING NORTH
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Aaron Gallup, Photographer September 1977 PIERS 5, 3, AND 1 LOOKING SOUTHEAST
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Aaron Gallup, Photographer September 1977 PIERS 23 AND 19 LOOKING SOUTHEAST
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Aaron Gallup, Photographer September 1977 PIERS 31 AND 29 LOOKING SOUTHEAST
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Aaron Gallup, Photographer September 1977 PIER 35 AND PIER 33 LOOKING SOUTHWEST
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Aaron Gallup, Photographer August 1977 PIERS 41 AND 39 LOOKING EAST


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