Audiffred Building

Audiffred Building (HM1DME)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94105 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.612', W 122° 23.557'

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Built by Hippolite d'Audiffred in 1889, with a cast-iron facade and a French mansard roof, this is the only building standing that witnessed the construction of the Ferry Building in 1896-1898. Together they are the only two buildings along the central waterfront to survive the 1906 earthquake and fire. As flames spread east to engulf this area, firemen has given up on the block when barkeepers in the Bulkhead Saloon are said to have offered them two quarts of whiskey per firefighter and a firehouse full of wine if they would save the building. Whether the story, or some variation, is true - the Audiffred Building stood as the sole survivor on this block. With three saloons on the ground floor and rented rooms above, the building became union headquarters for Andrew Furuseth's Sailor's Union of the Pacific. On July 6, 1934, International Longshoremen's Union President Harry Bridges' second floor office overlooked the site where longshoreman Howard Perry and Gene Olsen fell, shot by police. San Francisco Landmark number 7, the Audiffred Building is a National Registered Landmark.
Placed BySan Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation Projects
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 4:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 553476 N 4183081
Decimal Degrees37.79353333, -122.39261667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.612', W 122° 23.557'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 36.72" N, 122° 23' 33.42" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 650, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Mission St, San Francisco CA 94105, US
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