Rebuilt to Last

In San Francisco, California

St. Patrick Catholic Church across from Yerba Buena Gardens. This shot was taking from behind the waterfall fountain of the MLK Memorial, thus the water droplets on the left side of the shot.

The church was founded in 1851, with this Mission Street-facing rebuild done in 1870. It was destroyed in the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and rebuilt again. But it survived the huge 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake without much damage.

The old brick structure provides an interesting contrast of style, materials, and purpose against the steel and glass modern buildings behind it. Wondering if this or the buildings behind it will last longer.

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