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U. S. Branch Mint, Mission & Fifth Streets, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



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Item Title


Location
Mission & Fifth Streets, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-160
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-49).
Building/structure dates: 1874 initial construction
National Register Number: 66000231
Significance: The San Francisco Mint was, until the passage of the Coinage Act of 1873, but a branch of the parent establishment at Philadelphia. By this Act it was placed on an independent basis. It had however, attained greater importance than the Philadelphia Mint previous to this, and took the rank of the foremost in the United States due to its location as the central depot of all the gold and silver products of the Pacific Coast. / The Old Mint was begun in 1869 under the auspices of the architects of the Treasury in Washington, D.C. and was designed by A.B. Mullett, their chief architect. Contracts were signed on November 27, 1869 for the construction of the 2nd Mint. The cornerstone was laid on May 26, 1870 for San Francisco's 2nd branch mint. Built at a cost of $2 million to supplant the first ranch mint established here in 1854 on Commercial Street . It was supplanted in 1937 by still a newer mint building.

Subjects
Offices
Mints


Related Names
Mullett, A. B.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Photo by Muybridge, Gleason Collection San Francisco College for Women Ca. 1870 CONSTRUCTION FROM SOUTHEAST
2. Historic American Buildings Photo by Muybridge, Gleason Collection San Francisco College for Women Ca. 1870 CONSTRUCTION VIEW FROM SOUTH
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Courtesy of Gleason Collection, San Francisco College for Women NORTHWEST CORNER - ABOUT 1871
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy Courtesy of Gleason Collection, San Francisco College for Women NORTHWEST CORNER - ABOUT 1871
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
6. Photocopy, 1906 Mint standing amid the rubble of the 1906 Earthquake
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Robert W. Kerrigan, Photographer December 1936 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Robert W. Kerrigan, Photographer December 1936 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Robert W. Kerrigan, Photographer December 1936 VIEW FROM NORTHWEST
10. Historic American Buildings Survey William S. Ricco, Photographer August 1958 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
11. Historic American Buildings Survey William S. Ricco, Photographer August 1958 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
12. Historic American Buildings Survey William S. Ricco, Photographer August 1958 VIEW OF PORTICO
13. Historic American Buildings Survey William S. Ricco, Photographer August 1958 DETAIL OF ENTRANCE PORTICO
14. Historic American Buildings Survey William S. Ricco, Photographer August 1958 STAIRWAY - BASEMENT
15. Historic American Buildings Survey William S. Ricco, Photographer August 1958 STAIRWAY - FIRST FLOOR
16. Historic American Buildings Survey William S. Ricco, Photographer August 1958 INTERIOR VIEW OF OFFICE OF THE MINT
17. Historic American Buildings Survey William S. Ricco, Photographer August 1958 SECOND FLOOR OFFICE DOOR
18. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton RECEIVING ROOM
19. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton ASSAYER'S LABORATORY
20. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton ASSAYER'S WEIGH ROOM
21. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton ENGINE ROOM
22. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton REFINERY
23. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton REFINERY
24. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton ADJUSTING ROOM
25. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton ADJUSTING ROOM
26. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton MELTING ROOM
27. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton SILVER MELTING ROOM
28. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton REDUCING ROOM
29. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton ROLLING ROOM
30. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton CUTTING ROOM
31. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton COINING ROOM
32. Historic American Buildings Survey Runnels & Stateler, Photographers c. 1882 - 85 Collection of Senator Edward F. Burton COINER'S WEIGHING ROOM


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