(n. p.). May 3, 1936. 1st Printing. Bifolium, housed in larger card stock wrappers. Large, full color illustrations on upper and lower covers. 12-1/2" x 8". Green covers with gold cord tie. A VG copy, corners and edges rubbed, internally clean and bright. Item #45451
The St., Francis Hotel still stands and operates today as the Westin St. Francis. The building was designed by Walter Danforth Bliss (1874-1956) and William Baker Faville (1866-1946) and built in 1904. The building survived the 1906 calamity with no structural damage however the hotel was gutted by fires. A temporary hotel was built for the guests and the original hotel did not open again until 1907.
This hotel housed many prominent guests and stories including Virginia Rappe who was embroiled in a scandal with Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle at the hotel and later died due to injuries she received after he assaulted her during a party. Also during the World's Fair in 1939, Salvador Dali took a famous photo of him a in a hotel bathtub with a lobster on his head holding a cabbage.
A special piece of San Francisco history. Dishes listed on the menu include "Broiled Filet Mignon with Artichoke Choron, Soufflees Potatoes 1.65", "Chicken Liver Brochette with Stuffed Tomato, Julienne Potatoes, Deviled Sauce .90" and "Crepes Golden Gate .85" for dessert.