1906 earthquake

Former Mayor Willie Brown presents Anita Lee, wife of former Mayor Ed Lee, with a firefighter hat survivor award to honor her late husband at a luncheon to commemorate the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire at John's Grill on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Former Mayor Lee honored at event commemorating 1906 Earthquake

Anita Lee, wife of former Mayor Ed Lee, was presented with a…

 

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown was the talk of the town during Monday morning’s 1906 earthquake memorial, but current Mayor Ed Lee was nowhere to be seen. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Willie Brown steals show as Mayor Lee ducks 1906 earthquake remembrance

A walloping 110 years after San Francisco burned in the infamous 1906…

 

Refugees of the great San Francisco earthquake stand outside their tents at the Presidio. (AP Photo)

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

Rising rents, a “fortune” to be made for architects and builders and…

 

San Francisco’s seawall, seen near Pier 7 along The Embarcadero, is more susceptible to earthquake damage than previously thought. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

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

A major earthquake could significantly impact the foundation of San Francisco’s waterfront…

San Francisco’s seawall, seen near Pier 7 along The Embarcadero, is more susceptible to earthquake damage than previously thought. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Old Mint is located at Fifth and Mission streets. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

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…

The Old Mint is located at Fifth and Mission streets. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
William Del Monte sits with his great-great niece, Nina Sofia Toracca, at John's Grill during the annual 1906 Quake Anniversary Survivor Luncheon in 2011. (mike koozmin/2011 S.F. examiner)

Last survivor of 1906 San Francisco earthquake dies at 109

William Del Monte, the last known survivor of the 1906 Great Earthquake…

William Del Monte sits with his great-great niece, Nina Sofia Toracca, at John's Grill during the annual 1906 Quake Anniversary Survivor Luncheon in 2011. (mike koozmin/2011 S.F. examiner)
Sonoma State University staff archaeologist Kyle Rabellino recovers what looked to be old sewing machine parts and broken pottery from an excavation being done on Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. The artifacts were discovered while workers were digging during construction of the Central Subway. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

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…

Sonoma State University staff archaeologist Kyle Rabellino recovers what looked to be old sewing machine parts and broken pottery from an excavation being done on Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. The artifacts were discovered while workers were digging during construction of the Central Subway. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The Bourdette Building, which was designated as a historic landmark. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SoMa building that survived 1906 earthquake to become landmark

Standing amid the bustling corridor at Second and Mission streets during the…

The Bourdette Building, which was designated as a historic landmark. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Mint building at 5th and Mission Streets (SF Examiner/Mike Koozmin)

SF’s Old Mint added to endangered historic places list for second time

San Francisco’s Old U.S. Mint that survived the 1906 earthquake has been…

San Francisco Mint building at 5th and Mission Streets (SF Examiner/Mike Koozmin)
City left in ruins

City left in ruins

Perhaps no single event has been more important to the San Francisco…

City left in ruins
A June 14, 1907 front page of The Examiner proclaims that Mayor Eugene Schmitz was convicted of extortion. At the time, The City was recovering from the 1906 quake.

Fall of an SF political boss in 1906 offers cautionary tale

Big personalities have long dominated San Francisco's politics, and the biggest personality…

A June 14, 1907 front page of The Examiner proclaims that Mayor Eugene Schmitz was convicted of extortion. At the time, The City was recovering from the 1906 quake.

City left in ruins

Perhaps no single event has been more important to the San Francisco…

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Legacy business: Boudin sourdough tastes the same today as it did in 1849

Boudin Bakery started in 1849 when Isidore Boudin, the son of master…

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Legacy business: Boudin sourdough tastes the same today as it did in 1849

Boudin Bakery started in 1849 when Isidore Boudin, the son of master…

COURTESY BOUDIN

Legacy business: Coffee-crazed SF is the birthplace of Folgers

For today's San Franciscan, the best part of waking up probably does…

AP file photoFrom safer vantage points

SF marks 109th anniversary of 1906 earthquake

San Francisco on Saturday morning marked the 109th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake…

AP file photoFrom safer vantage points
mike hendrickson/Special to the S.f. ExaminerA humble hydrant at Hayes and Buchanan street is believed to be the original fireplug credited for saving the Western Addition after the 1906 earthquake.

Twin fire hydrants tied to 1906 earthquake lore could get silver honor

Ham and eggs nearly destroyed San Francisco’s Western Addition in 1906. Water…

mike hendrickson/Special to the S.f. ExaminerA humble hydrant at Hayes and Buchanan street is believed to be the original fireplug credited for saving the Western Addition after the 1906 earthquake.

SLIDESHOW: The 1906 earthquake in San Francisco

It was 5:13 a.m. 105 years ago when the earthquake stuck San…