Hobart Building, San Francisco
Willis Polk, a leading architect in the rebuilding of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, designed the Hobart Building. A volatile personality, he could sometimes be difficult to get along with, but his talent was never in dispute. During the construction of the Hobart Building at 582 Market, 1914, he mounted a protest while perched on a steel girder ten stories up after a City building inspector tried to have the work stopped. Polk won his case, but not before taking on the City Hall hierarchy all the way up to Mayor Rolph.
Note: Directly below the "Hobart Building" typography you see a dark beige hexagon. This used to be the Wells Fargo Logo, hence removed after they vacated the building.
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