California Electric Building

California Electric Building (HM17DH)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94107 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 46.767', W 122° 23.534'

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166-178 Townsend Street

— Percy and Hamilton, Architects, 1888/1906 —

A contributory building within the South End Historic District, designated by the City and County of San Francisco in 1990. The warehouse and industrial buildings from the District's period of significance (1867-1935) reflect the City's preeminence during that time as an international port and the center of Pacific Coast commerce. This building served as an electric generating plant through 1895. It survived the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, and has had a variety of uses since then. The 140 foot octagonal brick smokestack served as a visual landmark of the historic district until 1995 when seismic safety required its removal.
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HM NumberHM17DH
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 1:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 553519 N 4181518
Decimal Degrees37.77945000, -122.39223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 46.767', W 122° 23.534'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 46' 46.02" N, 122° 23' 32.04" W
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Area Code(s)415, 650, 408, 510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 178 Townsend St, San Francisco CA 94107, US
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