#0875 Old United States Mint


#0875 Old United States Mint

Site information:

88 5th St at Mission St, San Francisco


Plaque information:

State plaque located inside the old mint building, which is generally closed to the public.

Plaque text:

Old United States Mint

The old mint (1869), San Francisco's second, is California's only such federal Greek revival structure, due to unsurpassed productivity, it became a sub-treasury in 1874.  Intact after the 1906 disaster, it served as clearning house-bank, thus aiding in the city's reconstruction. Closed in 1937, restored 1972-76 by mint director Mary Brooks.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperations with the San Francisco Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board, January 28, 1977.

Registered 11/18/1974