San Francisco Neighborhoods • Nob Hill


Author: Parent     Date pictures taken: June 2006     City: San Francisco     Country: US      Pictures Attached: 21     Pictures License: Copyrighted Free Use - Requires Attribution - Allows Commercial Reuse and Derivative Works     Neighborhood Type: San Francisco Above Average (Rich) Residential Neighborhood



Nob Hill Pictures

by Parent on Fri May 23, 2008 11:53 am


Nob Hill is an affluent district, home to many of the city's old money families. Sometimes it is sarcastically referred to as Snob Hill (in fact, "nob" was a 19th century slang term synonymous with "snob"). The area was settled in the rapid urbanization happening in the city in the late 19th century. Because of the views and its central position, it became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford and other members of The Big Four. The neighborhood was completely destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire, except for the granite wall that had surrounded the Stanford and Hopkins mansions; the Huntington mansion was the only one of the hill's landmark palatial residences to survive, until it was demolished in the 1960s. The mansion of tycoon James Flood, though gutted by fire, was rebuilt and stands to this day as the headquarters of the Pacific-Union Club. While the neighborhood was able to maintain its affluence following the quake, many of the rich rebuilt their mansions further west in Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow. Many of the exclusive hotels now in the area were built over the ruins of the former mansions.
The intersection of California and Powell streets is also the home to the illustrious hotels in San Francisco: the Fairmont Hotel, the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel, the Stanford Court, and the Huntington Hotel. Interestingly, they represent also three names out of the The Big Four (i.e. Stanford, Hopkins & Huntington).
Views from the top of the hill (and especially from the tower of the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel [a.k.a Top of the Mark]) extend in all directions around the San Francisco Bay Area. The Pacific-Union Club is at the center of the neighborhood. The property that Grace Cathedral encompasses reaches the top of Nob Hill at it's North Western point. As such, Nob Hill is often a San Francisco set-piece scene used in many movies, especially if a high-speed chase is called for.

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Map of Nob Hill neighborhood.

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