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The Don Lee Cadillac Building

Don Lee Cadillac Building (Photo)

The photo above shows the Don Lee Cadillac Building on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco as it appeared after its construction in 1912. The structure was designed by Charles Peter Weeks and William P. Day, who were also the architects for the Mark Hopkins Hotel, Huntington Hotel, the Sir Francis Drake Hotel and other famous San Francisco icons.

KFRC Radio Stars (Photograph)
The stars of KFRC line up on the grand staircase in the Don Lee Cadillac building

KFRC’s studios and offices were located on the mezzanine floor of this building during the 1920s and ’30s. There were two towers on the roof that supported the antenna. The building, now a national historic landmark, was recently remodeled, and now holds a 14-screen theatre multiplex and condominium lofts. But as the 2006 photo (below) shows, it retains its original historic façade.

Don Lee Building (Current Photo)
The Don Lee Cadillac Building at 1000 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, as it appeared in 2006. (John Schneider photo)




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John Manson
John Manson
22 October 2020 4:04 PM

So nice to see one of these iconic old car show rooms re-purposed, i worked on the avenue from the mid 70s to the end of the 80s,as a mechanic. My favorite was the Lincoln mercury building across the street

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