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Historic Sites Northern California

 

Tribune
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Check out the top of the Tribune Building in Oakland all aglow. The Tribune neon lettering can be seen for quite a distance.

 

 

Rainbow Bridge
Donner Trail, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Along the Lincoln Highway in Donner Pass, the Rainbow Bridge still majestically spans across this dry riverbed. This bridge was restored in 1996.

 

 

 

Furniture Mart
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Gorb70

Located in San Francisco is this old art-deco building that was built in 1937 as the home of the Western Merchandise Exchange. The Furniture Mart is currently a home furnishings center for the trade business. 02-07

 

 

Hills Brothers Coffee
San Francisco, CA
Photo and info courtesy Gorb70

Here's the refurbished Hills Brother Coffee plant, originally from 1926. 06-07

 

 

 

Dutch Windmill
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Gorb70

The Dutch Windmill was first constructed in 1902 and currently resides in Golden Gate. Despite being restored in the 1980's, the windmill is again falling to neglect and decay and is in need for restoration. The windmill was recently featured in a Huell Howser show. 06-07

 

 

Hallidie Building
San Francisco, CA
Photo and info courtesy Gorb70

The Hallidie is a historic building located in the Financial District of San Francisco. Willis Polk designed the facade of the building, originally built around 1917. 06-07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russ Building
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Gorb70


Here are a couple of shots of the historic Russ Building from San Francisco's Financial District. The Russ Building is a 31 story California State Historic Landmark and was built in 1927. 06-07

 

 

 

 

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