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City Hall


Designed by Arthur Brown Jr. as a civic center, the San Francisco City Hall was part of the American Renaissance movement—a period when the United States experienced a rebirth in literature, art, architecture, and music. It was built to replace the previous city hall, which was destroyed in an earthquake in 1906. The current city hall, which occupies two city blocks, opened its doors in 1915.

Fun Fact: Its dome is almost a foot taller than the Capitol building in Washington D.C.

Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith

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