Folger Coffee Company Building

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Folger's Coffee Headquarters Building
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Folger Coffee Company Building is located in San Francisco County
Folger Coffee Company Building
Folger Coffee Company Building is located in California
Folger Coffee Company Building
Location 101 Howard St.,
San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′28.8″N 122°23′32.9″W / 37.791333°N 122.392472°W / 37.791333; -122.392472Coordinates: 37°47′28.8″N 122°23′32.9″W / 37.791333°N 122.392472°W / 37.791333; -122.392472
Area less than one acre
Built 1904
Architect Schulze, Henry A.
Architectural style Renaissance Revival
NRHP reference # 96000679[1]
Added to NRHP June 21, 1996

The Folgers Coffee Company Building is a historic mid-rise office building located at 101 Howard Street in the Financial District, San Francisco.

Description and history[edit]

The five-story plus basement, Renaissance Revival style building was originally built in 1904 as the headquarters of J. A. Folger & Company, and remained the main offices of the company until 1963 when Folgers Coffee was purchased by Procter & Gamble. As described by its NRHP designation, it is, “unusual and noteworthy in that the building survived both of the major San Francisco earthquakes in 1906 and 1989.” One reason for this is that it was, “constructed on wooden pilings that were driven into San Francisco Bay fill to a depth of about forty feet, with a steam driven pile driver.”

On August 2, 2011, The Folger Building was purchased by the University of San Francisco, marking a return to the university’s downtown roots.[2] It has no LEED certification, as is typical of buildings from its time, and has 83,500 square feet of rentable office space.[3]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 21, 1996.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places - California (CA), San Francisco County". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-05-25. Archived from the original on 2010-11-13. 
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  3. ^ "101 Howard St, San Francisco | 42Floors". Retrieved 2017-08-16.