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Op-Ed: Historical society evicted as Mayor's office wants new tenant Special

San Francisco - For more than 140 years "The Granite Lady" as the Old Mint is often called has withstood many tribulations, including the Earthquake and Fire of 1906. Yet what the future holds for the Old Mint from this point on is in the balance.

Old City Hall reveals its history of graft amid 1906 Quake ruins Special

San Francisco - It is said by many in archaeology circles that beneath every modern city are layers of a previous city. This can also be said of San Francisco of which the architect firm of Page and Turnbull would agree.

San Francisco's Old Mint seeks to be restored as Granite Lady Special

San Francisco - In our present recession-economy and talk of deficits mounting into the billions of dollars, it is interesting to note that at one time at least one-third of the United States gold was securely stored in San Francisco.
 

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The old City Hall as it was before the Earthquake and Fire of 1906. According to historians William ...
The old City Hall as it was before the Earthquake and Fire of 1906. According to historians William Issel and Robert W. Cherny, Shea and Shea Construction was the firm that was handling the project. managed to distribute regular kickbacks in the 30 years it took to complete the work. They had initially promised it would be done in two, yet over the three decades the cost escalated from $1 million to over 8 million.
Courtesy of Bancroft Library archives, University of California at Berkeley
This December the San Francisco and Museum Society will be hosting its annual holiday tea fundraiser...
This December the San Francisco and Museum Society will be hosting its annual holiday tea fundraiser at the Old Mint in downtown San Francisco.
Courtesy of the Old Mint and SF Museum and Historical Society
John Freeman of the San Francisco Historical Society talked about how he was fascinated by the old a...
John Freeman of the San Francisco Historical Society talked about how he was fascinated by the old abandoned forts along San Francisco Bay. Before he introduced John Martini's lecture on May 10, Freeman recollected about Fort Point which when he was a kid, was not open to the public. At that time Fort Point was not established as a historical landmark.

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