A view of the Phelan Building from the Central Tower, 2014
Location within San Francisco County
|Location||760 Market Street
San Francisco, California
|Groundbreaking||October 7, 1907|
|Floor area||31,000 sq ft (2,900 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Developer||James D. Phelan|
The Phelan Building is an 11-story office building in the downtown shopping district of San Francisco, California. It has a triangular shape reminiscent of the Flatiron Building, with its tip at the meeting point of Market Street, O’Farrell Street, and Grant Ave. It is a San Francisco Designated Landmark.
The original Phelan Building
Despite being advertised to be “thoroughly fire and earthquake proof”, the building was badly damaged in the 1906 post-earthquake fire, and its ruins were subsequently dynamited on April 20, 1906.
The second Phelan Building
The work of the new Phelan Building started on October 7, 1907 and was finished on September 1, 1908 for stores and the first day of 1909 for offices. It was one of the earliest office buildings to be rebuilt after the earthquake.
An unusual feature of the building is a small penthouse. Originally adorned by a rooftop garden, it was used by James D. Phelan to entertain dignitaries. It has later served as a photography studio in the 1960s, and was abandoned some time in the 1980s.
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