San Francisco City Hall Turns 100

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Over a century ago, San Francisco's original City Hall -- built on scandal, graft and (quite literally) garbage - was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. Rising from the rubble, our "new" City Hall has been hailed as a work of architectural beauty and a symbol of endurance. In celebration of its centennial we recall the history of the building that has served as a backdrop for San Francisco's milestones and memories.


Peter Hartlaub, pop culture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle

Mick Hellman, City Hall centennial production co-chair

Ellen Schumer, San Francisco City Hall historian