NPS Form 10·900 (Oct.


OMB No. 10024·0018

United States Department of the Interior National Park Service

National Register of Historic Places Registration Form

OCT 081998

This form is for use in nominating or requesting determinations for individual properties and districts. See instructions in How to Complete the National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (National Register Bulletin i6A). Complete each item by marking "x" in the appropriate box or by entering the information requested. If an item does not apply to the property being documented, enter "N/A" for "not applicable." For functions, architectural classification, materials, and areas of significance, enter only categories and subcategories from the instructions. Place additional entries and narrative items on continuation sheets (NPS Form i0-900a). Use a typewriter, word processor, or computer, to complete all items.

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3. State/Federal Agency Certification
As the designated authority under the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, I hereby certify that this [Xl nomination request for determination of eligibility meets the documentation standards for registering properties in the National Register of Historic Places and meets the procedural and professional requirements set forth in 36 CFR Part 60. In my opinion, the property meet 0 does not meet the National Register criteria. I recommend that this property be considered significant natio lIy 0 stateWoi GB Illy. (0 See ontinuation sheet for additional comments.)





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does not meet the National Register criteria.

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4. National Park Service Certification
I hereby certify that the property is:

o entered in the National Register. o See continuation sheet. o determined eligible for the National Register o See continuation sheet. o determined not eligible for the National Register. o removed from the National Register, o other, (explain:) _

Signature of the Keeper

Second & Howard Name :;1 Fraper"} 5. Classification



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Cal j fornia

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Name of related multiple property listing

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DOMESTIC: Multiple dwelling




7. DesCription Architectural Classification

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foundation walls

OTHER: Brick Stucco Other:

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Narrative Description

or is likely to yield. a cemetery. . birthplace or grave. {Complete if Criterion 8 is marked above) Significant Person N/A Cultural Affiliation o0 oE oF N/A a reconstructed bullding. or represents a significant and distinguishable entity whose components lack individual distinction.) Areas of Significance (Enter categories from instructions) oA oB Architectnre Property is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history. Major Bibliographical Bibliography Previous documentation References (Cite the books.Primary location of additional o o determination of individual listing (36 CFR 67) has been requested previously listed in the National Register previously determined eligible by the National Register designated a NationalHistoric Landmark recorded by Historic American Buildings Survey recorded by Historic American Engineering Record # .. or structure. and other sources used in preparing this form on one or more continuation sheets. oB DCa removed from its original location.Name of Property Second & Hm·'3rd Streets: Statement of Significance Pistrict San Francisco. see Continuation Sheet 5 Narrative Statement of Significance (Explain the significance of the property on one or more continuation sheets.) Period of Significance 1906::-1912 o O' property Significant Dates .) 9. less than 50 years of age or achieved significance within the past 50 years. a commemorative property.) o preliminary o o o on file (NPS): . Criteria Considerations (Mark "x" in all the boxes that apply. has yielded. Property is associated with the lives of persons significant in our past. . inforrnation important in prehistory or history. o o o o o State data: Name of repository: o Other Historic Preservation Office Other State agency Federal agency Local government University #------------------- .- Property is: o A owned by a religious institution or used for religious purposes . Architect/Builder oG Multiple. object. or possesses high artistic values. County and State California 8. period. articles. or method of construction or represents the work of a master. . XJ C Property embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type.' AppHcable National Register Criteria (Marl< "x" in one or more boxes for the criteria qualifying the property for National Register listing.

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18 Van Trees. Upper floors most often arc lofts. Sketch Map Nos. Services to the construction industry used to continue westerly from New Montgomery. the district's period of significance.. OA1B Approval No. 14 NARRA 11VE STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE The Second and Howard Streets District has been determined eligible forthe National Register of Historic Places at the local level of significance. John Cotter. 1024-0018 United States Department ofthe Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page 5 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco.). Sketch Map Nos. A.9 Pelton.. half of them clad in brick. Burgren). hardly any of the buildings housing that part of'this service industry still exist. under Criterion C. The area of'significance is architecture. Politeo). 13. a membership and mail boxes organization which in 1910 was located at 180 Jessie Street west of New Montgomery and Mission Streets. Sketch Map No. The two noncontributing buildings (Sketch Map Nos. The scale and modesty of the buildings demonstrates their intended uses as different from the city's main office sector to the north crossing Mission and Market Streets and to the west along New Montgomery Street. 2 Curlett. The district has a remarkable continuity of building type. The 1910 classified directory showed the Second and Howard Streets District as headquarters for a plumbing supply house. 1909. and printers. a terra cotta works (N. scale. They are also different from the industrial sector to the and south. chemists. Washington J.6 Ross & Burgren (T. Ground floors are commercial and therefore. Sketch Map Nos. in the context of San Francisco's rebuilding after the great earthquake and fire of 1906. 15. the years of construction of the various buildings. W. Sketch Map Nos. by design and practice. an asbestos supplier (JohnsManville) a sheet metal works. 10. and James W. 13 and 20) have been altered significantly. Sketch Map Nos. 22 Unknown. All arc masonry structures.17 Cunningham & Politeo (Harry M. architecture. Sketch Map No.3 Ettler. 12. Sketch Map No. and style. V. CA 8. Frank S. near the Builders' Exchange. William. The district retains a remarkable integrity in contrast to all the city's modern changes. east .1.21 Smith. All the contributing buildings were constructed 1906 through 1912. and the rest in stucco. 1.4 Schulze. 11 Barth. metallurgists. 7. John A. Cunningham. However. several engineers. two in terra cotta (now painted).8 Miller. significant dates are 1906. 5.. 1908. Sketch Map No. perhaps the reason why it was built up so quickly after the 1906 earthquake and fire. frequently altered to suit commercial needs. Over 90% of the buildings contribute to the feeling of a district. The area was built principally for services to the construction industry.NPS Form lO-900-a (8-86)1. Henry A.. Sketch Map No. Clark & Sons). 1907. M. All are Commercial Style with limited Renaissance-Baroque ornament. and 1912. Sketch Map No. a blueprint service. Sketch Map No. Statement of Significance ARCHITECTS Reid Brothers (Merritt 1.. nine electrical businesses. Paterson Ross and Albert W. Herman.

The huge volume of work attracted architects from all over the country. 600 Mission Street). by Redevelopment) or buildings of different scales.S. only to pick up again in preparation for the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915. large and elaborate mid-rise buildings for major retail near Union Square and on Market Street. and singleroom-occupancy housing southeast from Mission Street.or three-part vertical compositions with commercial ground floors and historicist ornamentation. The pre-fire districts and their building types were rebuilt and expanded: skyscrapers in the financial district on Montgomery. and none in so large a group. usually Renaissance-Baroque. 1024-0018 United States Department National Park Service of the Interior National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page 6 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco. One result of the catastrophe was the enactment of a requirement for "fireproof' construction in a much increased area. and style exist outside the district. Rebuilding commenced within two or three months and continued at an accelerated pace into 1908.g. and south of Market to Townsend and 13 Streets. -. . U. The new requirement included the subject district. from the Bay to Van Ness th Avenue. brick was the favored material for structures and cladding. industrial. Either such buildings have been demolished (e. Courthouse. A handful of buildings survived (e. Only later did concrete and stucco eclipse brick for cladding. Montgomery Block. it marks a change in building type. Statement of Significance (continued) CONTEXT -'fhe 1906 earthquake and fire destroyed the entire downtown of San Francisco.NPS Form 10-900-a ((8-86) OA1BApproval No. to service. Market. usually large. with terra cotta and galvanized metal for ornament. and/or styles were constructed instead. and New Montgomery. Where Mission Street is parallel to Market Street.11 square mile area was characterized by rubble. and a few bumt-out shells. smaller. on and northwest of the Mission Street corridor. types. At first in this area.S. Few buildings of the district's scale. ages. industrial buildings south and east. Sansome. they were two. These include large financial district buildings north and immediately west. and it also necessitated expanded services to the construction industry. CA 8. Mint. apartments and hotels mixed in and on the fringes. age. Then construction slowed considerably due to an unfavorable financial climate. The buildings constructed in the post-fire decade shared a common design ideology. type. some partial walls. less elaborate buildings for wholesale and services in the couple blocks around and south of Mission Street.g. U. later service buildings farther southwest. from retail and office structures. but the 4. industrial buildings farther south and east of Market.

Four others were also started in 1906. scale. 11 has a corbeled brick cornice. among other things. W. Reconstruction could not start immediately because the first tasks were to provide for people's food and shelter. and to remove the rubble.NPS Form 10-900-11 ((8-86) OMBApproval No. and age. 11. some restaurants. The 'Conservation District includes most of the proposed district. The first building to go up in the District was No. to wait for the ruins to cool down. blue prints and drawing supplies at No. Their uses continued the construction services: sheet metal at No. and segmental relieving arches. Four of these five earliest buildings have brick cladding and relatively simple designs. 1024-0018 United States Department ofthe Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page 7 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco. The residential uses and most of the others disappeared in 1906.8. a patent medicine factory. and Westinghouse Electric Company at No. electrical services and asbestos at No. Statement of Significance (cont. and 17. Three of them (Nos.): Tn 1985 the City of San Francisco enacted the Downtown Plan (Article 11 of the Planning Code) which. but the present district's emphasis is on these small-scale service buildings of a very limited age range and style. However. If any walls were left standing. This use may have triggered the whole District's specialization in construction services. and therefore in boundaries. it goes from Market Street to Howard and includes both sides of New Montgomery Street and of Second Street. 17. the scale is smaller and more intimate. At some future time the district could be expanded in building type.2 on the Sketch Map. Uses shown on the 1905 update of the Sanborn maps included a glove factory. No. CA 8. HISTORY OF TIm DISTRICT Before the 1906 earthquake and fire the area that was to become the Second and Howard Streets District contained mostly smaller buildings. There were quite a few dwellings and lodging houses. 1. The earthquake on 18 April 1906 and the subsequent three day fire totally destroyed the District. plumbers. just two and a haJfmonths after the catastrophe. plumbers supplies.8.1. 1906. they were later demolished for the construction of the buildings that form the District. where the ordinance states that the history is wholesaling and office services as opposed to offices and retail. and a large number of unidentified stores.4. Kinney Company owned and constructed for their own business. . to clear the streeets. and orientation. and the design orientation of individual buildings is vertical rather than horizontal as on New Montgomery. scales. Sketch Map Nos. a book bindery. established a "New Montgomery-Second Street Conservation District" with minimum ---protection for most of the historic buildings therein. the designating ordinance recognizes differences between the two major streets in their histories. 17) have cornices of galvanized iron. 1. 11. about a third of them frame. Therefore the focus of the subject district is limited to Second Street. which the R. The building permit for it was approved on the 5th of July. more saloons. brick quoins.

bale rope. 5. respectively on Stockton. Christian Froelich owned Sketch Map No. leaving only seven vacant. Byron Jackson owned Sketch Map No. the 1906 and 1907 construction filled 15 of the District's 22 lots. Cheap Dwellings (1882).): Nine of the District's were constructed in 1907. 1024-0018 United States Department ofthe Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page 8 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco. Herman Barth (Sketch Map No. Ettlerj. 7. 9) are known for the Hotel Del Coronado. three in 1909. Mirk & Company were anchor tenants in Sketch Map No. but his iron pipe and water meter dealership was elsewhere. Van Trees (Sketch Map No. Clark & Son occupied Sketch Map No.6). Hunt. the Call and Rose Buildings. 15. and the Music Pavilion in Golden Gate Park. They. the Richmond Masonic Temple.4) inherited most of A. Cunningham & Politeo (Sketch Map No. and also the Shrine Temple on Geary Street. 12. etc. 1. Paterson Ross of Ross & Burgren (Sketch Map Nos. The R.was also the president of Judson Manufacturing Company.6 (by Cunningham & Politeo) as the San Francisco outlet for its sewer pipe and ornamental terra cotta factory in the City of Alameda. owner of Sketch Map No. and one in 19I2. Statement of Significance (cont. Kinney Company owned and occupied Sketch Map No. OAfBApproval No. and the Krotoszyner Building in the Lower Nob Hill National Register District. whose real estate company owned Sketch Map Nos. Page Brown's clients and built the Koshland Mansion on Washington and the Presidio Golf Clubhouse. the original owners or major tenants. makers of structural steel products. and his works include the Phelan and Shreve Buildings. . John Cotter Pelton (Sketch Map Nos. Besides. 13 and 14 (by John A.19 (by Barth).2 (by A. and William Curlett (Sketch Map No. Johann A. Several of San Francisco's finest architects of the time are represented by works in this District. of which one was still vacant at the close of the period of significance. 18) constructed at least a dozen downtown business buildings. and Geary. Market. Some of the clients who hired these architects had businesses connected with the construction industry. 12 (by Pelton) for their engineering business and machinery dealership. especially community apartment buildings on Russian Hill. N. 11) were among the city's "twelve leading architects" as reported by Architect & Engineer in April 1911. 17) published one of the first west coast architectural pattern books. W. two in 1908. Schmidt. with a slowdown for a financial slump in 1908. the Fairmont Hotel. The quality of architecture in the District is related to the skills of the architects and the wishes of their clients. They understood what the industry needed in the way of services and supplies. W. That vacant lot has not been built upon since 1906 and is today a private parking lot for one of the District's current businesses. Frank S. Smith) for its plumbing supply dealership. 17 (by Pelton). CA 8. Other architects who built in the District are also well known. Curlett was one of the State Board of Architecture's examiners.22) designed very many residences. 10. one in 1911.NPS Form 10-900-a (8-86)U. The Reid Brothers (Sketch Map Nos. This age distribution makes sense with the known peak of construction citywide in 1907. 20 (by Weeks). Cunningham & Politeo designed the Shroth and Bancroft Buildings and the Stewart Hotel. Henry Bothin. but his iron works were elsewhere. The Westinghouse Electric Company occupied Sketch Map No. had dealt in bags. T.

21. also hired the Reid Brothers.7). Mirk) and 17 (for Westinghouse). Rapp was yet another Reid Brothers client. Following is a partial list of the uses here in 1910. Cook used Pelton for Sketch Map No. 579 Howard Street United Sheet Metal Works 580 Howard Street R." always used the Reid Brothers for her -business buildings. by Sketch Map Number: 1. and an unknown architect No.4. CA 8. . Miller for Sketch Map No. liquor wholesaling. Stockbroker Henry Shaw hired William Curlett for Sketch Map No. The construction services included engineers. the majority of the clients were simply investors who went along with the prevailing uses. the Britain Building at 938 Market. including the Colombo Building at Columbus and Washington. Merritt. one of the city's few female "capitalists. Physician George W.3. it was convenient for contractors to have such services available in a concentrated area.5. and a terra cotta manufacturer. used Ross & Burgren for Sketch Map No. blueprint services. Elise Drexler (Sketch Map No. plumbers supplies Western Press 582-87 Howard built 1912 3. II. The Monroe Greenwood Estate Company had Henry A Schulze design Sketch Map No. who had made his money in mining. Advertiser Morton L. 10.. and saloons were found as well. Kinney Co. W. Taylor.): However. 2. electricians. that of oyster magnate Thomas Crellin. metallurgists.1. Statement of Significance (cont. The real estate firm of Barker Knickerbocker & Bostwich had Pelton design Sketch Map Nos. Services to the construction industry accounted for most of the early uses found in the District to date. Thomas G. and the store at 129 Post Street. 1024-0018 United States Department of the Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page 9 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco. 1049 Market in the Market Street Theatre and Loft District. Attorney Eugene Lent had Van Trees design Sketch Map No. Several architects were nearby in office buildings on New Montgomery Street and Mission Street In the rush of rebuilding four square miles of central San Francisco after the earthquake and fire. for Sketch Map No. Mayor Sutro's son-in-law. Rainer Beer distributor John G. electrical supplies.NPS Form 1O-900-a ((8-86) OMBApproval No.9.8. hired Washington J. for Sketch Map No. machinery dealers. 12 (for Hunt. And another estate company. although some unrelated uses such as printing.

Tower Company. Seelighson and Brown..): 4. Spanish roofing tile. 7. (factory in City of Alameda) 111-121 New Montgomery Street. F.NPS Form lO-900-a ((8-86) OMB Approval No. woolens John-Manville Company. Simplex Electric Company Stromberg-Carlson Telephone Manufacturing Company Telephone Electrical Equipment Company A. oiled clothing and 6. 8. Greenwood Block Benjamin Electrical Manufacturing Company '. drain tile. electrical engineers and contractors 137-163 New Montgomery Street. chimney pipe. Flanigan Brothers. 116 Natoma Street N. Merritt Building S. illustrated weekly 10. asbestos Lanston Monotype Machine Company The Monotype Company Pacific States Electric Company Ulman. pressed brick. J. liquor wholesaler The Wasp. sewer pipe. Clark & Son. 121-131 Second Street. Statement of Significance (cont. shirt manufacturers 9. manufacturers and dealers in architectural terra cotta. etc. oil tanks Liquid Proof Paper Package Co. CA 8. Standard Building Decker Electrical Company. 589-91 Howard (none found to date) 606-612 Howard Street. 132-140 Second Street Excelsior Glove Factory Farnsworth Electrical Works Hoffschneider Brothers. The Rapp Building Brooks-Follis Electric Corporation California Photo-Engraving Company Henry Camp and Company. Bowser & Co. 1024·0018 United States Department of the Interior NationaJ Park Service National Register of Historic P1aces Continuation Sheet Page 10 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco. electrotypers . 5.

R Cook. printer The Westinghouse Machine Company 144-154 Second Street William Brown Engraving Company John Mulhern.fB Approval No. mining engineer Louis D. Knowles. B. real estate (owners) B. Mulford Company. metallurgist Paris Modes Company. 141-145 Second.NPS Form IO-900-a ((8-86) W. metallurgist Samuel Watson. printers. blue prints anddrawing supplies 12.): 133-137 Second Street The Frederick Post Company. Pacific Glove Works leather dealers San Francisco Saddlery Company 15. CA 8. and J. Street. engravers. 156-160 Second Street Bailey Specialty Company. 163 Second Street.C. Mirk and Company. engineers and dealers in machinery Eugene C. Rincon Building American Electric Fuse Company Barker. 149-155 Second Street A. Mills. paper patterns A. Broadwater. Company. mining engineer Cutler Water Heater Company Hunt. manufacturing stationers Dean Electric Company H. Marcus Madry Building (none found to date) . National Brass and Copper Tube Company National Conduit and Cable Company Upton Brothers and Delzelle. office 16. 1024-0018 United States Department of the Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page 11 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco. of Significance (cont. metallurgist Charles W. Knickerbocker and Bostwick. Merrill. -. chemists National Conduit and Cable Company United Workingmen's Boot and Shoe Manufacturing . Statement 11. J. K. bookbinders and embossers 14. soda water manufacturers' supplies 13. Scott.

CA 8. 20. Statement of Significance (cont. c. 18.): 17. 21. liquor wholesaler -. 1024-0018 United States Department of the Interior National Park Service . Electric Building Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing 168 Second Street Company Empire GloveCompany The GIatke Company. chemicals Jesse Moore-Hunt Company. National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page 12 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco.176 Second Street vacant 181 Second Street built J911 172-198 Second Street/600 Howard Street (none found to date) 191-197 Second Street/590-598 Howard Street 21. American Chicle Company Badische Company. oil burners and valves 19. .NPS Form 1O-900-a ((8-86) OMBApproval No. 165·173 Second Street.

Crocker-Langley. Splendid Survivors. 1908. MajorBibJiographic References Corbett. 1899 updated to 1905. CA Section 9. Crocker-Langley.. San Francisco Directory for the year ending October 1908. 2. San Francisco: California Living Books... 2. S. FL: Real Estate Data. New York: 'Sanborn Map Co. Michael. vol. '. '. San Francisco Directory for the year ending September 1910.NPS Form 1O·900·a ((8-86) OMBApprova/ No. The Sanborn BUilding and Property Atlas for San FranCiSCO.. S.. vol. San Francisco: Crocker Co. ' Real Estate Data.. California. Research files for individual buildings. Sanborn Map Company.California. Co. 1979. Article 11. Crocker Architectural Heritage. by Foundation for San Francisco's address. 1989. The. San Francisco's Downtown Architectural Heritage. Crocker Crocker-Langley. San Francisco: H. 1914. San Francisco Directory for the year ending June 1914. S. Insurance Maps of San Francisco. Inc.. Inc. Co. 2. Planning Code. 1913. . Caltfornia . 1024-0018 United States Department of the Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page 13 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco. Sanborn Map Company. vol. San Francisco: H. Insurance Maps of San Francisco. New York: Sanborn Map Co. 1910. Miami. H. San Francisco City Planning Department.

51. Geographical Data VERBAL BOUNDARY DESCRIPTION --rbe boundary includes Lots 22. and 72 in Assessor's Block 3722. 16.NPS Form lO-900-a ((8-36) OAfB Approval No.25. rather than the district's small-scale modest building type originally used primarily for construction services and printing. 7. Easterly from the district.71. '. and 91 in Assessor's Block 3721.49. BOUNDARY JUSTIFICATION The boundary was drav. and Minna Streets. 19. Also excluded are two severely altered buildings on the edge of the district: 572 Howard and 120-130 Second. ll which line Second Street between Howard Street and one or two properties south of Mission Street. Howard. and the 100 block of New Montgomery Street. Lots seven-story masonry buildings. dating from 1906 to 1909. Northeast of the district lie vacant lots and a site where a highrise is in process of construction.6. Natoma. the 100 block of Natoma Street. the 500 and 600 blocks of Howard Street (at Second).50. 4. 99. 17. and 100 in Assessor's Block 3736.. a viaduct crosses over Howard Street. Mission Street and most of New Montgomery Street are excluded because they feature larger and more elaborate buildings mostly of an office character. Howard Street westerly from the district is vacant lots.48. and Minna. to include the three. The irregular. 1024-0018 United States Department National Park Service of the Interior National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page 14 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco.. outer boundaries of the district follow the property lines of the buildings on Second. 5. Natoma. CA Section 10. and Lots 98. 23. or which line the adjoining streets: Howard. The properties are located in the 100 block of Second Street. .

Howard Street. 2 I. looking southerly from Mission Street From foreground: Sketch Map Nos. looking easterly From foreground: Sketch Map Nos. 9. looking westerly From foreground: out of district. Howard Street. easterly side. 12 6 February 1998 (AB337/21A) Photo G. 14. Second Street. CA Photographs AU photos Streets District were taken by Anne Bloomfield. 14. 16. easterly side.5 19 September 1998 (AB36015A) Photo B. 22. 14. 5. 2 19 September 1998 (AB360122A) Photo D. 17 (fragment). etc. Second Street. 16. II. 11.NPS Form 10-900-a ((8-86) OMS Approval No. easterly side. looking easterly From foreground: Sketch Map Nos. Howard Street. 12. 4.22. 16. 17. northerly side. 16. Sketch Map Nos. the negatives are in her office. '-Photo A. 1024-0018 ofthe Interior United States Department National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page 15 Second and Howard San Francisco. 2. looking northeasterly from Natoma Street From foreground: Sketch Map Nos. 22. southerly side.21. northerly side. (AB337120) . 3 I January 1998 (AB337125) Photo E.12. looking southerly from Minna Street From foreground:' Sketch Map Nos. 3. etc. -: Second Street. Second Street. 17 6 February 1998 (AB33SnA) Photo F. 2 19 September 1998 (AB360/10A) Photo C. 14. 20. easterly side. looking northerly from Howard Street From foreground: 31 January 1998 Sketch Map Nos.

looking southerly 'from Minna Street "-From foreground: Sketch Map Nos.21 6 February 1998 (AB338/10A) Photo J. looking southerly from near Mission Street From foreground: Sketch Map Nos.6. PhotoM. 8. 15. Clark & Sons Building. 7. Continuation Sheet Page 16 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco. looking north easterly Sketch Map No. looking northerly from Howard Street From foreground: Sketch Map Nos. westerly side. 19. 121 Second Street. 18. 13. looking westerly from Second Street From foreground: Sketch Map Nos. Second Street. looking north easterly Sketch Map No. 18. 19. 18. 8 19 September 1998 (AB360Il3A) PhotoN.9 19 September 1998 (AB 360/1 7A) .10 31 January 1998 (AB337/17) Photo K. 10. 5 19 September 1998 (AB36012IA) Photo L.8 31 January 1998 (AB337/23) Photo P. 10. 15. 15 19 September 1998 (AB360112A) -. easterly side.NPS Form IO-900-a (8-86) OMS Approval iVo. New Montgomery Street. CA Photographs (cont. 116 Natoma. 13. 6 6 February 1998 (AB338I3A) Photo R. Rapp Building. Second Street. 21. 1024-0018 United States Department of the Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places . Second and Natoma Streets. Natoma and New Montgomery Streets. westerly side. Minna Street. 6. looking southwesterly From foreground: Sketch Map Nos. N. looking north easterly From foreground: Sketch Map Nos. southerly side.): Photo If.

1024-0018 United States Department of the Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page 17 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco. Detail of Rincon Building. 12 19 September 1998 (AB360/20A) -. looking easterly __ Sketch Map No. . 145 Second Street.NPS Form 10-900-a ({8-86J OMB Approval No. CA Photographs (cant.): Photo S.

I024-()OJ8 United States Department National Park Service of the Interior National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page 18 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco. CA Sketch Map .NPS Form 10-900-a ((8-86) OMS Approval No.

CA 94105 Brugnara Corp.. Patelco Credit Union % Accounts Payable (210ts) 156 Second Street San Francisco. CA 94105 Martin E. CA 94107 Millennium Play LtC (for 606-12 Howard) % William Lightner P. (for 116 Natoma) % Jones Pacific Land Co.) % Norm Weil 975 Vista Road Hillsborough. Harband. CA 940 I 0 140 Second Street Company % James Funston 140 Second Street San Francisco.) Howard Properties LLC 655 Third Street San Francisco.fB Approval No.. Fineman (for 163 Second St. 944 Market Street.) % Luke Brugnara 38 San Jacinto Way San Francisco. CA 94105 Keith Kai Tsu & Carmelita Ko (for 168 Second St. CA941 09 The Epstein Living Trust (for 133-37 Second St. Box 27508 San Francisco. CA Mailing labels for owners Gerrerd & Colette O'Beime 579 Howard Street San Francisco. CA 94102 Carjo Properties 149 Second Street San Francisco.NPS Form IO-900-a ((8-86) OJ.) % D. Monasch III 2513 Valdivia Way Burlingame. S. CA 94107 Wuteh of China. 9th Floor San Francisco. CA 94127 149 Montgomery Street Associates %LTDDTnc.F.F. and Chi Pin Wong 420 Roblar Avenue Hillsborough.F. 353 Sacramento Street. #300 San Francisco. CA 94105 Anna and Martin L. S. & c.) % Selma Epstein 5 Sotelo Avenue Piedmont. CA 94010 . S. CA 94611 3131-B Lucas Drive Lafayette.) % Saxe Real Estate 1360 Franklin Street San Francisco. trustee (for 589-91 Howard.) % Theresa Tompkins Dyer 181 Second Avenue.F.) % Robert T. CA 94401 Wong 1997 Revocable Living Trust (for 111-21 New Montgomery.F. S. CA 94010 ". CA 94111 The Rapp Company (for 121-31 Second. O. #610 San Francisco. 191-99. Inc. CA 94127 182 Second Street AssociatesLLC % Peter Sullivan 155 Montgomery Street. S. CA 94549 Helsten Partners LP (for 181. #600 San Mateo. CA 94104 585 Howard Street Partners 35 Stillman Street San Francisco. 1024-0018 United States Department National Park Service ofthe Interior National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page 19 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco.F. (for 165-73 Second St. S.l76 2nd.

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in the South of Market area of San Francisco.ts: I () cladding. 1024-0018 United States Department National Park Service of the Interior RECEIVEr. six properties on the westerly side of Second Street from Howard to Minna. and adjoining portions of Natoma and Minna Streets. the rest in stucco. Design features: light tan brick. seismic strengthening. W. the proportions of solid wall to openings are nearly 111. All the contributing buildings were constructed 1906 through 1912. Thc:>srwhich contribute to the district are: ~t1l' 12514-". or pilasters. Nil. Second and Howard Streets are laid out in the grid pattern standard for South of Market. acanthus consoles atop ground floor paneled pilasters. Most upper floor windows are double hung. Buildings are numbered 1.B) . H'6~ Nr. the adjoining portion of Howard Street. and three properties westerly from the Second Street lots and extending along Natoma and Minna to the easterly side of New Montgomery Street (two of these front on New Montgomery). historic blade sign ("Dahl Beck" etc. About half are clad in brick. modem store fron~ and recent wi~gly blade sign. Lots are relatively small. rustication. The boundaries include seven properties on Howard Street near Second. light manufacturing. design. Most facade shafts are plain. W. (photo C) Res. heavy galvanized iron cornice with modil1ion blocks. sign retained). CA Section 7. R. and association. All are masonry structures. All the buildings are Commercial Style with limited Renaissance-Baroque ornament. brick ?r~ \ u. box cornice. 580 Howard Street. by original design and subsequent practice. plumbing supplies and printing. 1910 use: United Sheet Metal Works. \l\: 652. "With frontages of 30 to 100 feet. lot depths are 70 to 165 feet. Adjusting for double counted comer lots. setting. of which 19 are contributors to the district (non-contributors are two heavily altered buildings and a vacant lot).] . 1906 by A.. Kinney Company Building.). All the buildings fill the fronts of their lots at the sidewalk. Narrative Description . (Photos A. stories high. OilIBApprava/ No. Above the buildings' bases. with two alleys (Minna and Natoma) subdividing the Second Street blockfronts. Upper floors most often are lofts. stucco cladding [brick with historic painted sign on exposed east side wall). California.?-QC(oco<ijA4. Design features: single bay of 4 windows. rp 2. The Second and Howard Streets District is walls of medium to small sized masonry buildings lining both sides of Second Street. rJ/2. 1910 uses. Therefore the buildings for the most part lack the elaborate ornamentation constructed elsewhere in the city in the same years. The district possesses integrity oflocation.NPS Form lO-900-a (8-86)1. storefronts replaced in wood. but some are ornamented with brick patterning. paired double hung windows. Ground floors are commercial and therefore. The area was built for services to the construction industry and to the city's main financial and retail districts. floor added but deeply recessed. there arc 22 properties within these boundaries. They are three to seven . workmanship. Integrity: good except for T-bar window sash. on the enclosed sketch map. The main original uses were wholesaling. W\pS-q'1b602~l{-0062. Smith.c9Ct'>f 579 Howard Street. 4 stories. 1906 by Ross & Burgren. 4 stories. and printing.HI~1. frequently altered to suit commercial needs. eight properties on the easterly side of Second northerly from Howard to one beyond Minna (one high rise construction site short of Mission Street). two in terra cotta (now painted). APR 1 9 1999 OHP National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page I Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco. Integrity: 1998 tax certification project (use changed to residential. materials.·. most often at cornices.

fIS1 (2.rZl£'(. fftS7s . 7 stories. Standard Building. packaging. (Photo C) P'(" . Design features: light tan brick. 1912 by W. M. stucco cladding. J. monotype machines. N. stucco cladding.. 583-587 How::fstreet. segment arches with keystones at4th floor windows. oil tanks. Integrity: 2 stories added 1925. Integrity: good except for ground floor glazing between piers.. (Photos L. (Photos R.i- Ht.AlfJS-~ qtj'll. metal string course all sides between top 2 floors. Design features: 1907 modillion block cornice retained below 1925's 2 top stories. woolens.(()::.NrlS·'1't~()6'i:J. National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet Page 2 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco. 1910 uses: electric manufacturers. The Rapp Building.>T!rttS. 1907 by Reid Brothers. 1910 use: unknown. (Photo C) ~ ~[5 1. K} 116 Natoma street through to Minna. glazing between ground floor piers. 7 stories. J~egrity: good except for ground floor between piers. NDS-tiC1 ow~41. D. . 5 stories. N) . Design features: more glazing than solid wall. Design features: arched entry to upper floors. .oooCo ue: I D PY"frO oobc!. heavy cornice with modillion blocks and dentils.~ z. 1910 uses: electrical equipment.. liquor wholesaler. Integrity: very good except for paint on terra cotta. CA 7. painted brick cladding. 589-591 Howari§'treet. Clark & Sons" atop storefronts. 1024-0018 United States Department of the Interior National Park Service .q 1oo» g'74-~ C1 001N ft·. ()(XnNtl~ (/) 7. ground floor changed between piers. "N. radiating lintels at 2nd floor. OMBApproval No. Narrative Descr~tiOn(l2. Integrity: very good except for ground floor between piers. 1906 by Frank S. h tD 5. boarded up and in poor condition. brick cladding. 1907 by Reid Brothers. 137-16 A. string courses at 2nd and 3rd floor sills.6. oiled clothing. upper floor casement windows with divided transoms. 1. tight row of circular garlands on fascia. 5 bays with paired double hung windows.3 I~()T~ (b:s· fft(mJ7'ff-'~()S- NR\ 11> 6. 1910 uses: electric supplies. G) f~ "v New Montgomery Street at Minna and Natoma. 3 stories.1. Design features: nearly orange brick laid in patterns. individual double hung windows spaced evenly. and Natoma elevation stuccoed over glazed white brick. (Photo M) N' n ~ Il'3/5..151 . Schulze.$TI (If.2C5 qq OOo'O'11. double hung windows in threes. paired double hung windows. Integrity: good except cornice stripped for parapet reinforcement. Design features: matching street elevations on Natoma and Minna. 6 stories.fl- Ir. 3 stories. 4 stories 1907 by Henry eo Gb5/ Ht~Tjrzcs. ] 11-121 New Montgomery Street at Minna. 2 more stories 1925 by O'Brien Brothers.. Merritt Building. ] 914 u~~ Peters Cartridge Co . Design features: big string courses above 1$\ 200 and 6m floors. string courses at 2nd and top floor sills.n3~51 3. Greenwood Block.{ - DDD3 )<. 1910-1940 use: San Francisco outlet of nearby terra cotta manufacturer. cladding. 1907 by Reid Brothers. NPS-qq{)ODg-4/-ooo~ e' I ~ ""2/~151- I.Qows.<'f 0( 9. painted brick cladding. engraver.i 2_'( to 4. 606-612 Howard Street through to Natoma. (Photos B. asbestos. W~ 123154 l-h. A.13i-Slcond Street at Minna. heavy modillion block and dcntils cornice. Miller. case"lllPnt in.t:J . N) ~"-86 A 121. Clark & Sons Building.NPS Form 1O-900-a (8-86)1.. modern sign.-/IJT. hood over office entry with large consoles and anthemia. now vacant. . The Wasp. 4 double hung windows evenly spaced on each floor. 8. 1910 uses: electric construction. painted terra cotta. J 909 by Cunningham & Politeo. galvanized iron cornice with dentil and egg-and-dart moldings. segment arches with keystones above 6th floor windows. shirt manufacturers. (Photos P. Van Trees. brick cladding.

Design features: 2 bays with 4 double hung windows each. (photos H. gloves. double string course over ground floor. I 132-140 Scco~ Street at Minna.1 \-\I$T·«(€"S j. 6 stories.. Integrity: cornice removed. cornice removed. brick cladding. Marcus Modry Building. variation on Greek key design for spandrels. Narrative Description 10.~ NP5 ·qqoooSQ4-0017. Ettler. Integrity: good except for ground floor between piers.(-OOlb 156·16 Second Street at Natoma. printer. 165-173 Second Street at Natoma. '3 Nrc' '0 • 12. 1906 by William Curlett. electric supplies.3lbo t(.'- qt:.. 1910 uses: engineers. 6 stories.): nf6TrK($. 4 stories. metallurgists. 1907 by John Cotter Pelton. ] 910 uses: conduit. 1908 by John A. Design features: light tan brick. (photos F. 1907 by John Cotter Pelton. storefrQllt. Design features: more glazing than solid wall. terra cotta cladding. 1910 uses: blue prints & drawingsupplies. Design features: 4 double hung windows per floor spaced evenly (paired on Natoma elevation). Integ~· r: good ( ground floor infill probab~ a re-creation). and possible cornice changes. 2 double hung windows (with relieving arches) per bay elsewhere. 4 stories. brick cladding. Design features: modified Chicago windows 3nl through 6th floors. 1907 by contractor Henry C. ground floor changed between piers. 19] 0 uses: electrical works. -. II. 5 stories. Integrity: very good exceEt for ground floor and mezzanine between piers. R 12-3/58 (cont. (photos H. D. E. ·1910 use: Westinghouse Electric Co.lbT 1'-t5 NP5-r/~t>o 149-155 Second Street with L to Natoma. OAfllApproval No. big modi 11 ioned and denti11ed cornice. 1024-00/8 United States Department ofthe Interior National Park Service Nationa1 Register of Historic Places Continuation Sbeet Page 3 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco. 141-145 econd Street.. Rincon Building. F) . real estate.-OOfb c--/JII Nr2. Design features: variegated orange to tan brick. Farley. t1O? I 2. brick cladding. 3 '" b N rJS. simple corbeled cornice. D. paneled cornice and base.\~'. CA 7. G) \""'~ p311. 1906 by John Cotter Pelton.. N. changed betweenpiers. Integrity) ground floor changed.' I (Photo~~ D. 4/4 relieving arched windows. 4 stories.t:"s I\}P5' qqD~O ~L{-OD I t. Integrity: brick san~lasted. Westinghouse.Cfq ODO 8'it. paired double hung windows. double hung windows 3 in comer bays and 2 in center bay with fire escape. . electrotyper.5 15.x:)Oen. (photos E. pYlr/J /231 :f1 H167 Res H I~T. 1910 uses: unknown. Electric Building. G) vV'~ 11-31~1 r. minor metal reinforcements visible. Integrity: good. dress patterns. J) 133-137 Second Street at Minna. I.f2. 19] 0 us~s: leather.hSTi k N e: ( Nt'. moldings to box in 1$1 and 2nd floors.. fluting on piers.f /Vrt: 10 pv t. 16.f iJ5.. modillion blocks on cornice. 6 stories.ID 12.Dol S-0 163 Second Street at Natoma. K) 1.. ).Jrs·~qO()08qt. roundheaded triple windows on 6th floor.chemist. 14. bays recessed between piers. egg-and-dart enfrnmement. J. 12. 1909 by UnkI10~1l../ . stucco cladding. brick cladding. D) . comer quoins of brick.t /J ~(/)/ f'fY':. (Photos F.NPS FornllO·900·a (&·86) 1. D .t. tilt..3. gloves.. ~l G) I"'LI ~4 - CO.IO ] 7. stationer. (photos G. Design features: dark red brick contrasted with tan brick projected around openings and as quoins.qq 000 ~L{- ooc INn " (D .. wood storefront.:\1. brick cladding. similar facade on Natoma one bay wide.

)<6q4-00Z. Integrity: good except ground floor between piers. (Photos J."1> t'2 31 Vi H(~71 (2 c$. 4 stories.. D) (4". J) . vacant lot (rarking)._ ~ 123 \ /1 H(!.3n~ H ST. all other windows reconfigured). rustication at 2rui floor.12-31t.I VJ' I(~ ·fO 13. United States Department of the Interior National Park Service OMBApprovai No. dentilled cornice with consoles at piers. non-contributor .-t r»: fIVV8 ' lUl~bx. 17_ tatS I I fJL_qq tJOo<il'ftf. 1909 by unknown. gq t.. stucco cladding. I'7&Nv. 5 stories.2. Narrative J.): ] 8. 2 stories.~ . .f . National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet 'Page 4 Second and Howard Streets District San Francisco. J) NYX . (Photo G) Hl$f (kS. (Photos K. 1911 by Charles Peter weet!.rliL( _ OOL t <. I~~.·. stucco cladding. A. (photos K."$. c.for ~alterations (facade stripped and stuccoed. (J. 2 corbeled string courses.pv~ /-leTt Properties which do not contribute to the difUict argj.S' qtlcoo8'1 L{ ~ OO( ~ u«. all windows reconfigured). B) D '"231 10 . brick cladding.o I"rc. 1750nd Street. Design features: more glazing than solid wall. 1910 uses: chemicals."I 20. A./Ii: I 191-19'7 Second Streetl590-S98 Howard.trl'·ro)('l.. t 23171\1. 1?S-qq(tX. stucco cladding. 144 Second Street. J024-00J8 .(5 N P5 ql{&.NPS Form IO-900-a {8-86)1. brick on midblock elevation -.l. stucco cladding. 1907 by Herman Barth. 1910 uses: unknown. Integrity: good except for ground floor between piers. . paired on Natoma). J. 5 stories. N P. 168 Second Street at Natoma. gloves. B. (photos G. 1907 by Ross & Burgren. Design features: light tan brick. double hung windows (3 singles on facade. Ettler.. .M usc: Mechanical Installation Co. non-contributor for alterations PTinfSi' 19 (top floor glazed addition.. tCA. . Integrity: good except ground floor changed between piers. corbeled cornice.\ IPS _qt:(OOO gtf</-OO -z. fascie at top and bottom plain and dipping down below window tops. 181 Secon Street.1 rr IST' Ll.l)Oj&f . 3 double hung windows per corner bay (4 per center bay).DO f7 NY:7 21. I.1. /} _". CA 7.Jiquor wholesaler. (Photos H. paired double hung Windows deeply recessed. . II) 182-198 Second Street/600 Howard. 1910 uses: oil burners.?escription (t:ont. ID 22. 1908 by John A. Design features: box cornice. IV .r. 1910 use: Upton Brothers & Delzelle. 3 stories.