The building was first known as Langerman's Tobacco and Segar Warehouse then the Melodeon Theatre where Lotta Crabtree performed. Tenants in the 1860's included commission merchants and an auctioneer. In the early 1870's the building housed a Turkish bath. In 1959, the building was acquired by Melvin Belli and converted to law offices.
The Belli Building was vacated after it was structurally damaged by the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989. It was rebuilt in 2004 as apartments but only the fašade survived.
San Francisco Designated Landmark No.9