“Hotel Metropolis” (2009)

(340/4) 2-16 Turk Street; Glenn Hotel, State Hotel, Oxford Hotel, Hotel Metropolis. Hotel with 122-rooms and 115 baths – one bath per room or suite. 9B stories; steel frame with brick-clad concrete walls; rams heads, galvanized iron cornice; three-part vertical composition; Renaissance/Baroque ornamentation; lobby: desk and lounge with stenciled, bracketed beamed ceiling and decorative iron staircase, walls refinished. Alterations: ground floor remodeled. Original owners: St. Francis Realty Company 1911, Elizabeth House 1923. Architect: William H. Weeks. 1911.

Source: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library (Photo: Tom Gray)

Sam’s Original Brauhaus, 1964. Sam’s was a very popular hofbrau, comparable to Tommy’s Joynt at Van Ness and Geary.


Postcard, circa 1945.

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  1. Doug Fennema Miami, Florida

    I loved in the Hotel Oxford for one year, September,1960 to Septembe,1961. I was 19 and it was the best year of my life!

    I loved the Hotel and the great location.
    To be young in San Francisco in the early 1960’s was like being in heaven.

    The wonderful memories. I’m 74 now but they can’t take that away from me!

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