Masonic Temple

Dating from 1913, this is the second Masonic Temple in San Francisco.  The first was further downtown and was destroyed in 1906.  The design is more Florentine Renaissance than Classical in design, with some very rich ornamentation and a host of Masonic symbols. 

Since the Masons built a third and yet larger structure atop Nob Hill, this building now houses a variety of City Departments.