A Building I Need to Model ~ Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The San Francisco Chronicle prints occasional articles about architecture in the City, and this one, about a 1909 department store building on Market Street, caught my eye.
The article probably won't be up on their site forever, so I'll copy it here.
Cityscape: This false front can hold its own
by John King
Architectural overstatement can be a virtue - at least when you're bidding for attention in the middle of a block, and you strike your pose with stylish force. The department store that built this is long gone, but there's still something wondrous about the monumentality of a single broad five-story bay framed by ceremonial Corinthian columns. Equally impressive: This masterpiece of self-promotion maintains its dignity on a tawdry stretch of Market Street that civic forces have let fester. Let's hope that soon, finally, there's action instead of talk.
1019 Market St.
Architect: George A. Applegarth | Style: Greek revival | Size: 6 stories | Date built: 1909
Here's a Bing Maps link, which lets you see the front and roof of the building (if you click bird's-eye-view and rotate), and here's a link to Google Maps street view.
This is a building that needs to be moddled--but keep pictures handy for any nitpickers who don't think there's a real one that looks like that! direct link