pan (north to southeast) was shot from the southwest
corner of 3rd and Market streets. The intersection was formerly
known as Newspaper Row or
Newspaper Corner because of the many newspaper offices located here.
Streetcars pass on Market Street. People watch safecrackers at work
(note the sign advertising their services). A street clock stands
before the entrance of the Mutual
Savings Bank. A man pauses to look at the burnt bank
The camera looks part way up Kearny Street. The view
is northeast toward Lotta's Fountain
(1875) and the Chronicle Building.
Thick dust obscures Market Street and the distant
Ferry Building. The ruins of
the opulent Palace Hotel
(left) and its modern neighbor, the
Monadnock Building (right) are visible. Looking across
3rd Street, the camera shows the dynamited remains of the
Hearst Building and the
exposed interior of the Monadnock Building.