Columbus Tower/Sentinel Building, San Francisco

This flatiron (wedge shaped) copper-green building is an unmistakable San Francisco beauty.

This flatiron (wedge shaped) copper-green building is an unmistakable San Francisco beauty. The 'Grateful Dead' once recorded some of their songs here. Today it is owned by movie-director, Francis Ford Copolla. It now has a cafe on its ground floor, where you can grab a coffee whilst admiring its impressive setting, at the foot of North Beach.
















About Columbus Tower/Sentinel Building

 Columbus Tower, 900 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

 +1 415-765-1532

Columbus Tower/Sentinel Building and Nearby Sights on Map

Chinese Culture Center

The center was established in order to promote understanding of Chinese and Chinese American history, art, and culture in the US

Stylers Art Gallery

Enjoy authentic Chinese artwork at this gallery

Jack Kerouac Alley

This tiny paved pedestrian alley was named after the famous Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac who used to hang out in the alley a lot

Portsmouth Square

This is the largest area of open space in Chinatown, bordered by Kearny St, Washington St, Clay St, and Walter Lum Place

Matsu Temple

Dedicated to Matsu, goddess of the Sea, but has only been around since 1986

Beat Museum

Features quite an extensive collection of exhibits, books and manuscripts that focus on Jack Kerouac and the literary Beat Generation

Bank of Canton

Built in 1891, it was destroyed and rebuilt in 1909, originally the building housed the country's only Chinese telephone exchange

Engine No. 1 - Firehouse

One of the original Fire Houses in the city, it used horse-drawn equipment and was built in 1868

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory

Opened in 1962, this tiny factory produces more than 20,000 fortune cookies a day

City Lights Bookstore

Co-founded by Beat poet Lawrence Ferlenghetti, City Lights was one of the centers of the Beat community in the 1950s