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Property Name Mutual Savings Bank Building
Reference Number 13001107
State California
County San Francisco
Town San Francisco
Street Address 700 Market Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 1/22/2014
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
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The Mutual Savings Bank Building is significant at the local level for inclusion in the National Register under Criterion C for Architecture. The building is significant in San Francisco as a representative of a bank tower building type, as a representative of the French Renaissance Revival building style, and as the work of two masters: William Curlett and Charles W. Moore. The periods of significance for the building are 1902 when the original building was constructed, and 1964, when the Annex was constructed. The Mutual Savings Bank was one of several prominent banking institutions founded in San Francisco during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Originally founded in November 1889 by James Phelan, James G. Fair, and James K . Moffitt, the Mutual Savings Bank first opened its doors in February 1890. Although successful, the bank did not have the same prestige as other well-known and established banking institutions.


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