Mills Building and Tower

220 Montgomery St. and 220 Bush St., San Francisco, California

Photos 

Mills Building

1. GENERAL VIEW, BUSH STREET SIDE

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The 10 story Mills Building was designed by Burnham and Root in the Chicago School style of architecture. The building was originally completed in 1890. The 1906 earthquake caused only minor damage thanks to the addition of bracing to the steel frame but the fire badly damaged the interior. Reconstruction, including an addition of 70 feet along Bush Street, began in February 1907, under the supervision of Willis Polk. The building was modified with other additions in 1918 and 1931.

San Francisco Designated Landmark No.76

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 13, 1977
Reference number
77000334
Architectural style
American Movement: Chicago
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Business
Current functions
Business; Financial institution
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1890

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Added historical information
  • January 25, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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