Express – Architecture Downtown – Deeper Dives

Neighborhood: Downtown


This tour will quickly review the development of downtown San Francisco following the earthquake and then take a deeper dive into the history, architecture, and architects of one dimension of the Union Square area. Topics will vary with each tour, some of the initial topics to be covered are: Department Stores, San Francisco between the Wars (First and Second), and High Heels and High Rises (the story of the role of women in the new service economy).

Next Tours

    None scheduled in next 60 days


    Formerly known as Rising Steel: 20th Century Downtown Architecture

    Tour Length: Approximately  50 minutes long.



    Meet at the corner of Stockton and Maiden Lane, just east of Union Square.

    This express tour will end at Union Square

    Public transportation: MUNI line 38; also near Powell Muni/BART station.


    Please note: Private group tours required for groups of 8 or more.