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Port of San Francisco Embarcadero Historic District: Pier 43 5 July 2009
SS Jeremiah O'Brien, docked at Pier 45, is visible through the hoisting tower.
Port of San Francisco Embarcadero Historic District: Pier 43 13 September 2013
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Pier 43
Embarcadero at Powell and Jefferson Streets
Built 1914

Pier 43 and its headhouse, a decorated hoisting tower for loading and unloading rail cars on and off ferries, was built in 1914 to serve the Belt Railroad.

The wood pier was replaced in 1996. The headhouse was rehabilitated in 2002-2003 to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards after a fire in 1998.

Pier 43 contributes to NRHP Listing #06000372: Port of San Francisco Embarcadero Historic District.

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