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Title
"SING FAT CO., INC, LEADING ORIENTAL BAZAAR, S.W. CORNER CALIFORNIA ST. AND GRANT AVE., CHINATOWN, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL."
Contributor
Ross, Thomas Paterson (architect)
Burgren, Albert W. (architect)
Date Created and/or Issued
ca. 1910
Contributing Institution
Palos Verdes Library District
Collection
Postcard Collection
Rights Information
Electronically digitized by the Palos Verdes Library District from the Palos Verdes Library Local History Room Photo Collection. Copyright status must be investigated before publishing or commercial use. To obtain permission and images for publication purposes please contact the Palos Verdes Library District.
Description
Hand-colored, vertical postcard image shows corner view of the four-story, pagoda-roofed Sing Fat Co. Inc. building in San Francisco, listing additional branches at S. Broadway, at 6th St., Los Angeles, Cal, and Broadway at 25th St. in New York City across the bottom. The building was built in 1908 by architects Ross (1890-1957) and Burgren (1874-1951.) Several figures are walking in front of the building, with an automobile visible at far left and streetcar at far right. Five flags, including two American Flags and two yellow dragon flags, are visible along top of building. Postcard is stamped in red ink with Chinese characters across the bottom. Split-back printed in green ink with "Dragon Trade Mark / REGISTERED" an image of a dragon and several Chinese characters; numbered "9503."
Date Built: 1908
Information on architects taken from http://www.classicsfproperties.com/Architecture/TP_Ross.htm
Type
image
Format
1 postcard; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Identifier
pvld:1189
bar code: 000013888
Subject
Stores, retail--California--San Francisco
Sing Fat Co
Time Period
1901-1910
Place
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)

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