Saturday, June 15, 2013

Observations from the field: San Francisco City Hall

Photographs by Stephanie Wright Hession. Copyright 2013. All rights reserved.

Admire the grandeur of San Francisco City Hall, a 1915 Beaux-Arts beauty designed by Arthur Brown, Jr., who worked as its principal architect and also designed the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, Coit Tower and other elegant structures in the city.

San Francisco City Hall on a lovely summer evening.

Its magnificently detailed dome.

Learn more through the San Francisco City Hall Docent Tour Program: Sign up at the docent desk for a 45 minute, guided tour offered at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Reservations required for groups of eight or more people. (415) 554-6139,

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