Mutual Savings Bank Building

700 Market Street, San Francisco, California


Mutual Savings Bank Building

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The Mutual Savings Bank Building is significant at the local level for inclusion in the National Register under Criterion C for Architecture. The building is significant in San Francisco as a representative of a bank tower building type, as a representative of the French Renaissance Revival building style, and as the work of two masters: William Curlett and Charles W. Moore. The periods of significance for the building are 1902 when the original building was constructed, and 1964, when the Annex was constructed. The Mutual Savings Bank was one of several prominent banking institutions founded in San Francisco during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Originally founded in November 1889 by James Phelan, James G. Fair, and James K . Moffitt, the Mutual Savings Bank first opened its doors in February 1890. Although successful, the bank did not have the same prestige as other well-known and established banking institutions.

Posted to the NRHP 1-22-2014

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2018: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • August 16, 2014: Added by Dave King