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Can't wait to stay here again. ~ The Fairmont San Francisco is one of the most posh luxury hotels in North America and certainly the creme of hotels in San Francisco.  It rests atop Nob hill, looking down over the city as if it were sitting upon a throne, the matriarch of the hotel family in the Bay area.

Left standing after the famous earthquake of The Fairmont San Francisco's destiny was to be the pinnacle of luxury hotels of the century. Today, this legendary hotel occupies a special place in the heart of this world-class city.

The building was widely lauded for its sound structure, which has withstood strong earthquakes. Today it plays host to one of San Francisco’s largest indoor markets.

Landmark Buildings Then & Now

Ferry Building, San Francisco, The building was widely lauded for its sound structure, which has withstood strong earthquakes. Today it plays host to one of San Francisco’s largest indoor markets.

"City Hall:1906", The tower of San Francisco City Hall after the April 18, 1906 earthquake and fire.

San Francisco, April 1906 / What Remained of City Hall after the Devastating Earthquake & Fire

San Francisco earthquake and fire,1906. Over 225,000 of the city’s 400,000 residents were homeless. Fires destroyed about 28,000 buildings and 500 blocks – ¼ of San Francisco.

1906 San Francisco Earthquake Pictures

San Francisco's Old City Hall, built over 25 years, occupied the area where the New Main Library is today. It was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire.

San Francisco's Old City Hall, built over 25 years, occupied the area where the New Main Library is today. It was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire.

San Francisco after the 1906's earthquake and now

San Francisco After the Earthquake and Today

The Earthquake Blend – San Francisco 1906 + 2010 by Shawn Clover. A women opens the door to her Mercedes on Sacramento Street while horses killed by falling rubble lie in the street.

San Francisco Today in History: The Great San Francisco Earthquake (1906)

Today in History: The Great San Francisco Earthquake (1906)

San-Francisco -fire-Sacramento Street, Looking Down Sacramento Street; this photo was taken on April It is the most famous photograph of the devastation caused by the great fire and earthquake. It was taken by Arnold Genthe on a borrowed camera.

Apr 18, 1906: The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Over 225,000 of the city’s 400,000 residents were homeless. Fires destroyed about 28,000 buildings and 500 blocks – ¼ of San Francisco.

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What would the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake look like today?

What would the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake look like today?

Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: A cable car heads towards the California St incline while shocked residents walk aimlessly through street amidst the devastation.

If The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Happened Today  A San Francisco photographer recreated — and then merged — images from more than a century apart.

If The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Happened Today

Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: A bicyclist rides towards the fallen Valencia St. Hotel and a huge sinkhole that has opened up in the street (Shawn Clover)

What if the 1906 San Francisco earthquake happened today? Photo trickery blends pictures of the time with city's streets today

What if the 1906 San Francisco earthquake happened today? Photo trickery blends pictures of the time with city's streets today

20 Astonishing Then-and-Now Photos Blend Scenes from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Present Day

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