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.
San Francisco City Hall Turns 100
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