Sights and Sounds of Central Market: Hibernia Bank


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Hibernia Bank, at the corner of McAllister and Jones streets, is arguably one of the city’s most prized historical buildings. Over a century old, it survived the 1906 earthquake. But today, people pass the boarded up building without batting an eye.

Audio produced by Robynn Takayama
Sound design by Stephanie Foo
Production assistance from Pauline Bartolone
Executive producer is Robynn Takayama

Produced by the San Francisco Arts Commission for The ARTery Project. Click here to see other episodes in the series or click here to have the stories delivered to your computer via iTunes.

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Also aired on KALW, August 1, 2011

  1. fototaker’s avatar

    it’s such a shame that everywhere all over the world such fine architectural beauties are left to fend on their own, often losing to a modern apt building or worse: a parking lot. in Europe some buildings have been abandoned for decades if not more. thanks for highlighting this serious city- and world-wide problem


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