Tag: 1906 earthquake

Former Mayor Lee honored at event commemorating 1906 Earthquake

Anita Lee, wife of former Mayor Ed Lee, was presented with a commemorative firefighter hat survivor award to honor her…

11 months ago

Willie Brown steals show as Mayor Lee ducks 1906 earthquake remembrance

A walloping 110 years after San Francisco burned in the infamous 1906 earthquake, a hundred or so souls arrived at…

3 years ago

Never-before-seen letter details life in SF after 1906 earthquake

Rising rents, a “fortune” to be made for architects and builders and the “best climate in the world.” While such…

3 years ago

Seismic risk found in San Francisco’s waterfront foundation, report shows

A major earthquake could significantly impact the foundation of San Francisco’s waterfront more than previously thought, perhaps even rendering The…

3 years ago

California Historical Society will lead effort to restore SF’s Old Mint

Restoration of the Old U.S. Mint in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood will be spearheaded by the California Historical…

3 years ago

Last survivor of 1906 San Francisco earthquake dies at 109

William Del Monte, the last known survivor of the 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire that shook and burned San Francisco…

3 years ago

Archaeologists unearth slice of pre-1906 earthquake Chinatown amid Central Subway construction

Residents and visitors of San Francisco’s eastern neighborhoods in recent years have likely witnessed the construction of the Central Subway,…

3 years ago

SoMa building that survived 1906 earthquake to become landmark

Standing amid the bustling corridor at Second and Mission streets during the midday lunch hour, it’s hard to imagine the…

3 years ago