Experience the top historic buildings in San Francisco, in an audio-guided walking tour created by American Institute of Architects San Francisco, and hosted on Geotourist, the multimedia travel app. Highlights of the tour include the following historic sites:
Home to AIA San Francisco, this building was designed by Willis Polk and completed c1917. Named to the National Register of Historic Places, the building is named for San Francisco cable car pioneer Andrew Smith Hallidie.
The Palace Hotel
The War Memorial Opera House
The American premiere of the Holiday classic “The Nutcracker” made its debut at the War Memorial Opera House in Christmas Eve 1944.
Palace of Fine Arts
A Bernard Maybeck design, the Palace of Fine Arts was inspired by neoclassic Roman and Greek architecture. Originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, the facility has a storied history, saved from demolition and rebuilt in 1965, along with renovation of the the lagoon.
Palace of the Legion of Honor
An elegant French neoclassical museum located in Lincoln Park, the Palace Palace of the Legion of Honor is a replica of the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris.