The Pacific Building

San Francisco, CA
Commercial

Constructed in 1908, the Pacific Building is an early example of a reinforced concrete structure, notable for its Sullivanesque terracotta ornament and jade green and red color scheme. The original architect, C.F. Whittlesey, compared this building to a lady’s dress, with the vermilion highlights as “a brilliant stone in your satin cravat.” The building underwent a major rehabilitation that converted the commercial building into a hotel, with a major retail client at the ground level. Carey & Co. served as preservation architect for the building’s exterior including the restoration of the original storefront configuration and damaged terracotta.

  • photo: Hisashi Sugaya

    photo: Hisashi Sugaya

  • photo: Hisashi Sugaya

    photo: Hisashi Sugaya