"The Pacific-Union Club is a gentlemen's club located at 1000 California St. in San Francisco at the top of Nob Hill," according to Wikipedia. "It was founded in 1889 as a merger of two earlier clubs: the Pacific Club (founded 1852) and the Union Club (founded 1854). Women are excluded per the club's charter. The clubhouse was built as the home for the silver magnate James Clair Flood. The former Flood Mansion is located in the Nob Hill neighborhood.
"It was designed by Willis Polk. It is considered the first brownstone constructed west of the Mississippi River. Along with the Fairmont Hotel across the street, it was the only structure in the area to survive the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906.
"This club figured prominently in the history of the west coast of the United States. Many prominent citizens have been active among its membership. Club bylaws restrict members from speaking about the club's activities to the press saying 'No information regarding any Club activity or function shall be released by anyone to the media.'"
My Pacific Union Club photos were taken with a consumer-grade camera before I upgraded from my pro SLR to pro DSLR, so they do not reflect my present professional standards. Some are out of alignment. Someday, I hope to photograph it again. It certainly is one of San Francisco's historic gems. As a result, they are only available for download for noncommercial use. They are not for sale.
Category:Architecture and Structures
Keywords:Glenn Franco Simmons, Nob Hill, Pacific Union Club, San Francisco