450 Sutter named to National Register of Historic Places

Miller & Pflueger's innovative skyscraper 450 Sutter was named to the National Register of Historic Places, as of last month. The stunning Mayan themed 26-story high rise building,  completed in 1929, was described in the application as a "masterwork" of noted San Francisco architect, Timothy Pflueger. The listing is on the National Parks Service Web site here.… Continue reading 450 Sutter named to National Register of Historic Places

At 80 years old, 450 Sutter looks fabulous

Last week, I went to the dentist at 450 Sutter, Miller & Pflueger's ode to the Maya.  While I was there, the pleasant security guards (among the nicest in San Francisco) were changing the notices in the elevator, where management updates tenants about the building's ongoing restoration project.  The guard let me keep last week's notice. In its place was a reminder that… Continue reading At 80 years old, 450 Sutter looks fabulous

Come on a Downtown Deco tour!

San Francisco City Guides Downtown Deco Tour on October 18 will explore many skyscrapers in San Francisco's Financial District, including four buildings by architect Tim Pflueger.  Meet at the Telephone Building, 140 New Montgomery, between Mission and Howard streets, at 11:00 am, Sunday, October 18. The tour is over mostly flat terrain and lasts about 90… Continue reading Come on a Downtown Deco tour!

Meet me at Timothy Pflueger Place

San Francisco now has a city street named after one of its finest native architects. In December, 2008, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution proposing to change the name of Chelsea Place, an alley off Bush Street that leads directly into the 450 Sutter garage, to Timothy Pflueger Place. The skyscraper 450 Sutter, a major medical/dental… Continue reading Meet me at Timothy Pflueger Place