February 26, 2007

SF trivia...

When I put up the new banner picture, Charlene and I realized we had no idea what the large building is you see below the bridge.

We drove over to the Presidio on Sunday. We discovered from a friendly security guard that it was originally the SF Marine Hospital, built in 1875, which served merchant seaman. The Marine Hospital Service which built it is actually the forerunner of the Public Health Service.

The building is now being restored as housing. The two ugly modern wings (you see one of them on the right) are going to be torn down, as they deserve.

Marine Hospital, San Francisco

Posted by John Weidner at February 26, 2007 5:55 PM
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