Left standing after the famous earthquake of The Fairmont San Francisco's destiny was to be the pinnacle of luxury hotels of the century. Today, this legendary hotel occupies a special place in the heart of this world-class city.
Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: Pedestrians cross Jones St towards a pile of rubble on Market Street. The Hibernia Bank building is burned out, but still standing strong.
San-Francisco -fire-Sacramento Street, Looking Down Sacramento Street; this photo was taken on April It is the most famous photograph of the devastation caused by the great fire and earthquake. It was taken by Arnold Genthe on a borrowed camera.