War Memorial Veterans Building

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War Memorial Veterans Building - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama showing the front of the Veteran's Building and the Baroque dome of City Hall on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. The panorama was taken quite close to the building, so the full height of it does not show in this image. However, the architecture is similar to that of the Opera House which stands next to it. Though Van Ness Avenue is quite empty in this picture, during the rush hour this road is jammed with cars. It contains various theaters and other arts facilities including the Symphony Hall.

War Memorial Veterans Building - FURTHER INFORMATION

War Memorial Veterans Building - San Francisco visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'War Memorial Veterans Building' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.

Together with the Opera House and Symphony Hall, the War Veteran's Building are collectively know as the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center.

Built in 1932 following the first world war, the veteran's center housed the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art until 1994. The United Nations Charter was signed in 1945 in the Veteran's Auditorium, now known as the Herbst Theater and in 1951, the Opera House was the venue for the signing of the Japanese Peace Treaty. The Veteran's Building now contains the 916 seat Herbst auditorium, a second floor performance and reception hall known as the Green Room which was once the veterans lounge, and further contains the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery which hosts changing exhibitions of contemporary art work.


Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA


Light Rail: Civic Center BART (J, K, L, M, N, S), Market St & Larkin St (F)
Metro: Civic Centre BART (Yellow, Green, Red and Blue lines)
Bus: Most buses pas stops near to the Opera, the 42, 47, 49 and 19F pass down Van Ness Street.

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