Flood Building

Location: 870 Market (Market/Powell, NE corner).

The James Flood Building is a 12-story building at Market/Powell completed in 1904. It replaced the Baldwin Hotel & Theatre at the same site. An earlier Flood Building was built in 1887 at Market/4th (first image below), so the James Flood building was originally known as the New Flood Building. The Flood building survived the 1906 earthquake but was gutted by the fire. In the 1920s, Dashiell Hammett worked at the building for the Pinkerton Detective Agency (office in room 313). Many renovations later, the Flood Building still stands today at the Powell St. BART station and cable car turnaround.


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