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San Francisco Civic Center

San Francisco, California
County of San Francisco.
Vicinity of Van Ness Avenue and Market Street
National Register Number: 78000757
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Architectural. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: CA-8 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Historic District.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 27, 1987):
Of international importance as the scene of the founding of the United Nations and the drafting and signing of the post-World War II peace treaties with Japan, the Civic Center is also the finest and most complete manifestation of the "City Beautiful" movement in the country. It illustrates the era of turn-of-the-century municipal reform movements and early public and city planning. Exposition Auditorium, in the Center, is the only surviving building of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915.

The GSA owns the Federal Building at 50 U.N. Plaza in the Federal Center.

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