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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour with special emphasis on Willis Polk

Take a tour of San Francisco’s most famous downtown buildings with knowledgeable and friendly city historian Rick Evans!

On the tour you’ll learn about famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake and the impact they had during the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Special emphasis will be made on the work of Willis Polk who was one of the most influential architects and urban planners in the city.

Tour highlights include:

  • The world’s first “glass curtain” building
  • Hard-to-find rooftop gardens
  • The “narrowest” building in the City - only 20 feet wide and 80 feet deep!
  • Surprising information and stories that you’ll never learn from a guidebook

Tour Dates:
July 10 - 2:00 pm
July 18 - 10:00 am
July 24 - 2:00 pm
July 31 - 2:00 pm
August 1st - 10:00 am

Tour Specifics:
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 5 blocks in the Financial District (all flat surfaces with a few short staircases)
Meeting Location: Mechanics’ Institute, 4th Floor
End: South of Market,1st and Mission Street

Activities

Admission: 
Members & Public $40
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Location: 
Offsite: See description for location
Questions?
Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103
Register now by using the form below or calling (415) 393-0102.

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