Thursday, March 18, 2010
Hobart Building, San Francisco
At Market and Montgomery, another Willis Polk masterwork, like so many of San Francisco's best buildings. This one was completed in 1914, and its beauty really stands out against the much plainer skyscrapers in the background. 21 floors of steel-frame construction, adorned in a sort of neo-Baroque style. As with so many buildings on the north side of Market St., the shape of the building was dictated by the odd-shaped lot, yet it all works, somehow. More to come on this one.