Earl Warren Building

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Earl Warren Building
Earl Warren Building (San Francisco).JPG
General information
Status Complete
Type Office[1]
Location 350 McAllister Street
San Francisco
Coordinates 37°46′50.53″N 122°25′4.26″W / 37.7807028°N 122.4178500°W / 37.7807028; -122.4178500Coordinates: 37°46′50.53″N 122°25′4.26″W / 37.7807028°N 122.4178500°W / 37.7807028; -122.4178500
Opening 1922[1]
Roof 87 ft (27 m)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 6[1]
Design and construction
Architect Bliss & Faville and Page & Turnbull, Inc.[1]

The Earl Warren Building located at 350 McAllister Street in San Francisco, California is the headquarters of the Supreme Court of California.[2] The building was completed in 1922.[1] The Supreme Court first held oral argument in the building in 1923.[2] The building is part of the Ronald M. George State Office Complex (the San Francisco Civic Center Complex) along with the Hiram W. Johnson State Office Building.[3]

The building's facade features granite and terra-cotta masonry and is done in the Beaux-Arts architectural style.[1] Inside, the courtroom for the Supreme Court is paneled in oak and features a coffered ceiling and a skylight 30 feet in height.[2] A mural above the judges' bench depicts a California landscape.[2] After the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the court vacated the building, eventually returning in 1999.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Earl Warren Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "A Visitor's Guide to the Supreme Court of California" (PDF). Supreme Court of California. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  3. ^ Executive Order S-17-10

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