Hobart Building

582 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

21 story Neoclassical style commercial building built in 1914


Hobart Building

Photo taken by Richard Doody in July 2010



The Hobart Building is a 21 story (285 foot) commercial building completed in 1914. It was the second tallest building in San Francisco at the time of its completion. The neoclassical structure was designed by Willis Polk for the Hobart Estate Company. it features a sculpted terra cotta exterior with Baroque ornamentation and a handcrafted brass and Italian marble interior. Its shape, an asymmetric polygon, was dictated by the building site. A neighboring structure was torn down in 1967 leaving one side of the building's lower 15 floors a blank unadorned wall.

San Francisco Designated Landmark No.162

Update Log 

  • April 15, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody
  • April 15, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


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