The Fairmont, 1906.
The earthquake of 1906 hits San Francisco - just two weeks before the opening of San Francisco's first luxury hotel.
The Fairmont remarkably remained relatively unharmed, save the damage to it's structure on the interior. However, when the earthquake had finished, it was not the end of the devastation. Twenty-four hours after the earthquake, the fires of San Francisco finally reached the top of Nob Hill. The mansions of Hopkins, Stanford, Huntington and Crocker all fell victim to the fire. At 5:30 AM, the Fairmont's windows began to crack from the heat.
Still intact, The Fairmont sits atop Nob Hill.
The Fairmont, 1907.
Tessie (Fair) Oelrichs.
The country flags of the original signatories fly proudly above the porte cochere.