San Francisco, April 1906| City Hall, North from Market| Donahue Monument, Market at Battery
Gift of Patricia Brenzel Vercelli

The photographs are mounted on black paper. The front photo shows the ruins of City Hall, north from Market Street. There are people in the photo, . The second photo shows the ruins surrounding the Donahue Monument.

The Mechanics Monument, is the work of the sculptor Douglass Tilden. James Donahue gave the monument in memory of his father, Peter, who in 1850 started the state's first ironworks and machine shop, established the first gas company for street lighting in the city in 1852, and later initiated the first streetcar line. Bronze sidewalk plaques note the original shoreline of Yerba Buena Cove (Woodbridge and Woodbridge 1992: 32).

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