Thursday, March 18, 2010
Flood Building, San Francisco
Landmark building at Powell and Market, still striking even when seen from the back. Built by James L. Flood and designed by Albert Pissis in 1904, it withstood the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, one of the few buildings along Market Street to do so. The ground floor housed a Woolworth's from 1945 until 1996—I only went in there once, to buy a wig with David Horii—and a Gap since the building's renovation in the 1990s.