Facade that survived 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Facade that survived 1906 San Francisco Earthquake


San Francisco, California (CA), US
When the earthquake of 1906 leveled San Francisco, a stone and marble portico -- once part of a mansion -- was the most famous thing left standing on Nob Hill. And it still stands today, so we figure that merits designation as a proven safe spot to be standing for the next Big One.

The portico was moved to Golden Gate Park and renamed "Portals of the Past."
When the earthquake of 1906 leveled San Francisco, a stone and marble portico -- once part of a mansion -- was the most famous thing left standing on Nob Hill. And it still stands today, so we figure that merits designation as a proven safe spot to be standing for the next Big One.

The portico was moved to Golden Gate Park and renamed "Portals of the Past."
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By: kjfitz

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