Tuesday, December 29, 2009

California Historical Landmark #875

Old United States Mint
California State Historical Landmark #875

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This landmark is located at 88 5th Street at Mission Street, San Francisco, California. There are 48 other California State Historical Landmarks in San Francisco County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 46.977 W 122° 24.417.

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This is San Francisco’s second mint (1869). California’s only such Federal Greek Revival structure. Due to unsurpassed productivity, it became a sub-treasury in 1874. Intact after the 1906 disaster, it served as a clearinghouse bank, thus aiding in the city’s reconstruction. Closed in 1937, it was restored in 1972-1976 by Mint Director Mary Brooks.

California Historical Landmark #875
California Historical Landmark #875

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