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San Francisco Landmark #159: Gaylord Hotel
17 February 2004
San Francisco Landmark #159: Gaylord Hotel
21 June 2003
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San Francisco Landmark #159
Gaylord Hotel
620 Jones Street Between Geary and Post
Built 1929

Prolific architect H. C. Baumann designed the Gaylord Hotel in the Spanish Colonial Revival style inspired by the buildings of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego. The style was especially popular for large buildings such as apartments and public institutions.

Primary design elements of the Spanish Colonial Revival style are:

  • smooth stucco walls
  • red tile roofs
  • elaborate molded ornament around doors and windows
  • polychrome tile at entries
  • wrought iron grilles and balconies

The Gaylord Hotel, located in the Lower Nob Hill Apartment Hotel District, continues to operate as a hotel under the name of Gaylord Suites.

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