[San Francisco]: 1886. Chromolithograph, 19.75 x 25.5 inches. Backed on archival card. Light soiling and wear, several closed tears resolved by backing. Slight losses at two corners. Good. Item #1931
A handsome view of the Palace Hotel issued with the Christmas number of the San Francisco Newsletter in 1886. The lithograph depicts the building in a central vignette, surrounded by scenes of the interior spaces. These include the lobby, the courtyard, corridor, dining room, the sixth floor conservatory, and a view from the roof overlooking the Bay. The Palace Hotel was constructed in 1875 and boasted 775 rooms, making it the largest hotel in the Western United States; it was, likewise, the tallest building in San Francisco for at least a decade. The Palace was gutted by fire in the 1906 earthquake, but was rebuilt in 1909 and is still a landmark building today. We find one listing in OCLC for this item as a separate piece, at Stanford University.