The Ferry Building


1 Ferry Building
along The Embarcadero, N. of Mission St.
San Francisco CA 94111-4209 USA
(415) 983-8030

[The Ferry Building website]

geo: 37.795416,-122.393468
[street map / directions]
[street view]
[bird's eye view]

Designed by architect A. Page Brown, the original ferry terminal and its iconic clock tower have long been a San Francisco landmark. The Ferry Building is now a world-class public marketplace with retail and office space.

''Opening in 1898, the Ferry Building became the transportation focal point for anyone arriving by train. From the Gold Rush until the 1930s, arrival by ferryboat became the only way travelers and commuters - except those coming from the Peninsula - could reach the city... The opening of the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, along with mass use of the automobile, rendered the daily commute by ferryboat obsolete. By the 1950s, the Ferry Building was used very little. The historic interior of the Ferry Building structure was lost in 1955, when much of the building was converted to standard office space... In March 2003, the landmark San Francisco Ferry Building reopened to the public after an extensive four-year restoration. The Ferry Building Marketplace - a world class public food market - is organized along a dramatic indoor street, the Nave.'' Read more »

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