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National Register #78000756: Ferry Station Post Office 26 May 2008
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National Register #78000756
Ferry Station Post Office
Embarcadero At Mission Street
Built 1915

The Mediterranean-style Ferry Station Post Office was designed by A. A. Pyle of the State Department of Engineering and served as San Francisco's central post office from 1915 to 1925. Mail arrived by boat and was distributed by streetcar. The prominent trim on the brick building is trompe l'oeil, not real stone.

Today, the building houses San Francisco's main Amtrak station, but no train stops here. Buses carry passengers across San Francisco Bay to depots in Alameda County.

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