Parrot Building

Parrot Building (HM1D4D)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94103 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 47.087', W 122° 24.411'

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(The Emporium)

Designed by Albert Pissis in 1896, the former Parrot Building that occupied this site housed the Emporium Department Store on the first two floors. Other tenants included the Supreme Court of California on the fifth floor. The building was renowned for its large dome and monumental fa?ade of Colusa sandstone blocks. The fa?ade survived the earthquake of 1906, but the great fire that followed gutted the interior and only part of the original structure remained. The 1896 fa?ade was subsequently included in a reconstructed building reopened in 1908, housing only the Emporium. Until it closed in 1996, the Emporium was one of San Francisco's leading retail establishments in the tradition of the grand department store. The present building incorporates the 1896 fa?ade as well as the structure and ornamental cladding of the 1908 dome, which has been raised 60 feet above its original location.
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HM NumberHM1D4D
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 552229 N 4182102
Decimal Degrees37.78478333, -122.40685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.087', W 122° 24.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 5.22" N, 122° 24' 24.66" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 650, 707
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 865 Market St, San Francisco CA 94103, US
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