The Banking Firm of Pioche et Bayerque

The Banking Firm of Pioche et Bayerque (HMR43)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94111 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 47.785', W 122° 24.19'

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On this site in the mid-1850's Francois L.A. Pioche built an office building which housed the banking firm of Pioche et Bayerque, one of the most important financial institutions in the West during the two decades after the Gold Rush. The financing and development of many important companies resulted, such as the San Francisco Market Street Railroad, the San Francisco & San Jose Railroad, and the Sacramento Valley Railroad, the first railroad in the West. Additionally, financing for the Jackson Street Wharf, the San Francisco Gas Works (principal predecessor to P.G.&E.), and the Spring Valley Water Company resulted from this early banking institution.

Mr. Pioche's building was one of the survivors of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, only to be torn down and replaced in 1964. That building was substantially remodeled in 1982 to reflect its heritage.
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HM NumberHMR43
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 5:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 552545 N 4183395
Decimal Degrees37.79641667, -122.40316667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.785', W 122° 24.19'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 47.10" N, 122° 24' 11.40" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 858, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 499 Jackson St, San Francisco CA 94111, US
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