National Register Listings in
San Francisco County, California

Administration Building, Treasure Island Alcatraz ALMA (Scow Schooner) APOLLO (Storeship) Aquatic Park Historic District Armour & Co. Building Atherton House Audiffred Building Baker and Hamilton BALCLUTHA Bank of Italy Beach Chalet Belden, C. A., House Belt Railroad Engine House and Sandhouse Building at 1735-1737 Webster Street Building at 1813-1813B Sutter Street Building at 1840-1842 Eddy Street Building at 33-35 Beideman Place Building at 45-57 Beideman Place Building at 465 Tenth St. Building at 735 Market Street Buon Gusto Sausage Factory Burr House Bush Street-Cottage Row Historic District C.A. THAYER Calvary Presbyterian Church Camera Obscura Central Embarcadero Piers Historic District Chambord Apartments City of Paris Building Coffin-Redington Building Coit Memorial Tower Colombo Building Dallam-Merritt House Delane House Doolan, Richard P., Residence and Storefronts Drydock 4 Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Edwards, Frank G., House Engine House No. 31 EUREKA Fairmont Hotel Farallone Islands Federal Office Building Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Ferry Station Post Office Building Feusier Octagon House Fleishhacker, Delia, Memorial Building Flood, James C., Mansion Folger Coffee Company Building Fort Mason Historic District Fort Mason Historic District (Boundary Increase) Fort Miley Military Reservation Fort Point National Historic Site Four Fifty Sutter Building Fuller Company Glass Warehouse Geary Theatre Geilfuss, Henry, House Geneva Office Building and Power House Gibb, Daniel, & Co. Warehouse Girls Club Glen Park BART Station Golden Gate Park Golden Gate Park Conservatory Goodman Building Grabhorn Press Building Haas Candy Factory Haas-Lilienthal House Hale Brothers Department Store Hale Brothers Department Store (Boundary Increase) Hall of Transportation, Treasure Island Hallidie Building Haslett Warehouse Herald Hotel HERCULES (tugboat) Hotel Californian House at 1239-1245 Scott Street House at 1249-1251 Scott Street House at 1254-1256 Montgomery Street House at 1321 Scott Street House at 1331-1335 Scott Street House at 584 Page Street Hunter-Dulin Building Hunters Point Commercial Drydock Historic District International Hotel Jackson Brewing Company Jackson Square Historic District Japanese YWCA Jessie Street Substation Koshland House Krotoszyner, Dr. Martin M., Medical Offices and House Lee, Don, Building LEWIS ARK (Houseboat) Liberty Street Historic District Lotta Crabtree Fountain Lower Nob Hill Apartment Hotel District Market Street Theatre and Loft District Matson Building and Annex McElroy Octagon House McMullen, John, House Mills Building and Tower Mish House Mission Cultural Center Mission Dolores Moss Flats Building Mutual Savings Bank Building Myrtle Street Flats National Carbon Company Building New Mission Theater NIANTIC (Storeship) Ohlandt Newlyweds House Old Ohio Street Houses Old U.S. Mint One Lombard Street Otis Elevator Company Building Pacific Gas and Electric Company General Office Building and Annex Pacific Gas and Electric Company Substation J Paige Motor Car Co. Building Palace of Fine and Decorative Arts, Treasure Island Palace of Fine Arts Park View Hotel Payne, Theodore F., House Phelps, Abner, House Pier One Pioneer Trunk Factory-C. A. Malm & Co. Pioneer Woolen Mills and D. Ghirardelli Company Port of San Francisco Embarcadero Historic District Presidio Pumping Station No. 2 San Francisco Fire Department Auxiliary Water Supply System Quarters 1, Yerba Buena Island, Naval Training Station Quarters 10 and Building 267, Yerba Buena Island Rialto Building Rincon Annex Roos House Russian Hill-Macondray Lane District Russian Hill-Paris Block Architectural District Russian Hill-Vallejo Street Crest District Sacred Heart Parish Complex Saint John's Presbyterian Church San Francisco Cable Cars San Francisco Central YMCA San Francisco Civic Center Historic District San Francisco Fire Department Engine Co. Number 2 San Francisco Juvenile Court and Detention Home San Francisco Maritime National Historic Site San Francisco National Guard Armory and Arsenal San Francisco Port of Embarkation, US Army San Francisco Public Library North Beach Branch San Francisco State Teacher's College San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Schoenstein and Company Pipe Organ Factory Scott, Irving Murray, School Second and Howard Streets District Senior Officers Quarters Historic District, Yerba Buena Island Sinton House Six-Inch Rifled Gun No. 9 South San Francisco Opera House Southern Pacific Company Hospital Historic District Spencer, John, House SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN St. Joseph's Church and Complex St. Joseph's Hospital St. Paulus Lutheran Church Stadtmuller House Swedenborgian Church Swedish American Hall Temple Sherith Israel The Real Estate Associates (TREA) Houses Tobin House Torpedo Storehouse-Torpedo (Mine) Assembly Building & Long Range Accuracy Storage Building Trinity Presbyterian Church Tubbs Cordage Company Office Building U.S. Appraisers Stores and Immigration Station U.S. Customhouse U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Union Ferry Depot Union Iron Works Historic District Uptown Tenderloin Historic District US Mint USS PAMPANITO (submarine) Veterans Affairs Medical Center-San Francisco, California Warren, Russell, House Waybur, Julian, House Westerfeld, William, House Whelan, John A., House Whittier Mansion Wilford, Albert, Houses Woman's Athletic Club of San Francisco Women's Building, The Yerba Buena Island Lighthouse YMCA Hotel
California was the site of the nation's first successful oil well in 1892. The well was drilled in the city of Los Angeles and produced about 25 barrels of oil a day. Today, California remains a major oil-producing state.
San Francisco County, located in Northern California, has a rich and diverse history that dates back thousands of years. Before European settlement, the area was inhabited by the Ohlone people, who lived along the coast and relied on the abundant natural resources for their livelihood.

In 1776, Spanish settlers established a mission named San Francisco de Asís, which would eventually give its name to the modern city of San Francisco. The region was under Spanish and Mexican rule until 1848, when California was ceded to the United States as a result of the Mexican-American War. The discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada in 1848 sparked a massive influx of people to California, including to the rapidly growing settlement of San Francisco.

During the mid-19th century, San Francisco experienced rapid growth and development as a result of the Gold Rush. It quickly became a major port city and a bustling center of trade and commerce. The city's population grew rapidly, attracting people from all over the world, including immigrants from China, Ireland, and Italy.

In the early 20th century, San Francisco faced multiple challenges, including the devastating 1906 earthquake and subsequent fires, which destroyed much of the city. However, it was quickly rebuilt, and by the mid-20th century, San Francisco became known as a hub of counterculture and progressive politics. It played a pivotal role in the civil rights and LGBTQ+ movements and became known for its cultural diversity and vibrant arts scene.

Today, San Francisco County remains a prominent cultural, economic, and technological center, known for its iconic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. It continues to attract people from all over the world with its thriving tourism industry, thriving tech sector, and rich history.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of San Francisco County, California.

  • 1776: Spanish settlers establish Presidio of San Francisco.
  • 1821: Mexico gains independence from Spain, taking control of San Francisco.
  • 1846: United States military takes control of San Francisco during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848: Discovery of gold in California leads to Gold Rush and rapid population growth in San Francisco.
  • 1850: San Francisco establishes as an official city and county.
  • 1906: The devastating earthquake and fire strike San Francisco, causing widespread destruction.
  • 1915: San Francisco hosts the Panama-Pacific International Exposition to showcase its recovery from the earthquake.
  • 1937: The Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco to Marin County, opens to the public.
  • 1942: Japanese-Americans living in San Francisco are forced into internment camps due to World War II.
  • 1967: The "Summer of Love" brings thousands of young people to San Francisco to protest and celebrate counterculture.
  • 1989: Loma Prieta earthquake strikes, causing significant damage to the city.
  • 2008: San Francisco County begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.