Montgomery Block, 28 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA
Significance: Built as the largest and safest office building in San Francisco, the Montgomery Block became the headquarters of professional men from 1853 to 1890. It housed the Adolph Sutro Library and at the turn of the century became the domicile of such artists and writers as the Norrises, George Sterling, Maynard Dixon, Ralph Stackpole, Charles Caldwell Dobie and Jack London. It was the only major downtown San Francisco building to escape the earthquake and fire of 1906.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-64
Survey number: HABS CA-1228
Building/structure dates: 1853 Initial Construction