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The Russ Building

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Client:

Russ Family

Architect:

George Kelham

Office:

SF

Project size:

510,000 sqft

Date Completed:

1927

Completed in 1927, the Russ Building is one of Hathaway Dinwiddie’s early skyscrapers. Once the tallest building in San Francisco, the neo-Gothic tower, which is located in the heart of the Financial District, has been recognized as a California State Historic Landmark. The building is named for Charles Christian Russ, who arrived in San Francisco in 1847.

The neo-Gothic entry portals and the interior have been carefully maintained, and despite being dwarfed by newer towers in the city, its stately appearance allows for the Russ Building to stand out from its neighbors.