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Architecture, San Francisco: 26 reviews and 52 photos

  Photos and Architectural Details at the City Club
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      Photos and Architectural Details at the City Club
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  • 155 Sansome Building Lobby Entrance - San Francisco
      155 Sansome Building Lobby Entrance
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  • Copper Clad Elevator Doors - San Francisco
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  • More Architectural Details at City Club of SF - San Francisco
      More Architectural Details at City Club of SF
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  • Fireplace Mantle Artwork at City Club of SF - San Francisco
      Fireplace Mantle Artwork at City Club of SF
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The Pacific Stock Exchange Building of which 155 Sansome is simply a side door entrance, has a wonderful art deco lobby right inside the brass framed glass doors. The elevator doors are beautifully copper clad with embossed art deco designs. At the 10th floor, the elevator lobby is full of City Club of San Francisco framed photographs and memorabilia devoted to the early leadership of the club, but don't overlook the chiseled relief in stones set within the wall spaces. The fireplace mantel within the club dining room is worth a particularly long look. The themes in these sculpted architectural details include that of work and the "noble savage" as was often romanticized at the time. Although none of this work is by Diego Rivera, the artists appear to have been influenced by his style of art. If you have not seen the related tips in this series, Pacific Stock Exchange and Art Deco at 155 Sansome Street--Diego Rivera, then check this out before heading to see this wonderful and free exhibition of artwork.

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  • Written Jul 28, 2007
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