Hotels: Palace Hotel

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The Palace Hotel opened on 10/02/1875. It was the largest hotel in the western U.S. and the tallest building in San Francisco at the time.

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These cards show the pre-quake Palace Hotel Court. See below for post-quake and much later Palm Court and Garden Court postcards.

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The Palace was badly damaged by the fire following the 1906 earthquake. After considerable debate, the surviving structure was demolished rather than rebuilt.

Not shown: Rotograph, Souvenir Post Card 4626F.

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The new Palace Hotel, built on the site of the original Palace, opened on 12/19/1909.

Not shown: Unknown publisher 392.

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