Spotted SF / SOMA / SF Mint

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

The San Francisco Mint / Spotted SF

If ever you wondered what the San Francisco Mint (or the Old U.S. Mint) looks like, I’m giving you a sneak peek inside. Constructed in 1874 to serve the gold mines of the California Gold Rush, it remained in operation until 1937 even surviving the 1906 earthquake. It is also one of the few buildings in SF recognized as a city, state and national landmark. The Mint has gone through stages of reconstruction over the years and today is available to rent for special events and photo shoots. The bottom level still contains the old vaults, while the 2nd and 3rd levels host a variety of open spaces—some restored and others still chippy in all the right places.

San Francisco Mint
88 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
thesanfranciscomint.com

*All images by me, Leslie.