San Francisco Landmarks
The High School of Commerce, designed by John Reid Jr, exhibits an exuberant Spanish Colonial Revival design with Churrigueresque detail. Sources for the design are the University of Salamanca in Spain and the 1915 Panama-California Exhibition in San Diego.
The building is sheathed in terra cotta decorated with interspaced diamond-shaped green and pink tiles. The main entrance is flanked with corbels which are decorated with grotesque figures representing medieval men of learning. The school is built around a columned central courtyard.
Source: San Francisco City Planning Commission Resolution 110.9042 dated 16 July 1981