Bank of California, San Francisco
The Bank of California is the oldest bank on the West coast. Its buildings in San Francisco have always been noted for their architectural merit.The first, erected in 1867 on the site occupied today by the Bank's latest shrine to Mammon, was Neo-Renaissance in style and was pulled down just before the earthquake of 1906. The second, which still stands on the corner of Sansome Street, took the form of a Corinthian temple, with pillars of California granite on two sides.
Bank of California Map
Address: 400 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104-1302, United States
Transit: Bus: 1, 42.
Museum of Money of the American West
Although not very large, the Museum of Money of the American West is an important source of information on the history of the American West. Among the items on display are pieces of gold quartz from the time of the Gold Rush and nuggets of gold and silver, also a collection of gold coins and banknotes dating from the second half of the 19th century. Some of these were official issue, others produced by the banks themselves to cope with a shortage of coin during the period.The museum's absorbing collection also includes weapons of historical interest, several of which were used by the participants in some notorious duels.
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