Malloch Apartment Building

1360 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA

Four story Streamline Moderne style apartment building built in 1937

Description 

The Malloch is a stunning example of Streamlined Moderne style. It was designed by Irvin Goldstine for John S. Malloch and John Rolph Malloch. The building was completed in 1937. Details include a magnificent etched glass wall, illuminated glass brick elevator shaft and three 40 foot sgraffito figures by muralist Alfred Dupont adorning the facade.

The Malloch Building was featured in the 1947 film noir Dark Passage directed by Delmer Daves and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Humphrey Bogart, playing escaped prisoner Vincent Parry, is invited by Irene Jensen (Lauren Bacall) into her apartment unit, Number 10 on the third floor of the Malloch Building. In the apartment, Bogart hides out while he heals from plastic surgery, and plots to clear his name.

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody