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California Historical Landmark 89
Parrott Granite Block Site
Northwest Corner of Montgomery and California Streets


Parrott Block Site

The Parrott Block was erected in 1852 by John Parrott, an importer and banker. The three-story building, built by Chinese labor, was of granite blocks brought from China. The 1906 earthquake and fire did little damage to the building, which soon thereafter reopened for business. In 1926 it was demolished to make way for the Financial Center Building.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation


Northwest Corner of Montgomery and California Streets
Omni Hotel
Formerly Known As Financial Center Building
Northwest Corner of Montgomery and California
15 June 2008
(Click Photo to Zoom)

 
The Parrott Black, which survived the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, was razed twenty years later and replaced by the Financial Center Building. The Financial Center Building was converted into an Omni Hotel in 2002.

We were unable to locate a commemorative marker for the Parrott Block.


California Historical Landmark #89: Parrott Granite Block Site
Wells Fargo Occupied the Parrott Block From 1856 to 1876
Courtesy of UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library

  California Historical Landmark #89: Parrott Granite Block Site
Photograph of Parrott Block - Date Unknown (Prior to 1906)
Courtesy of UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
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