History. Photographs. Opening in 1898, San Francisco's Ferry Building has witnessed a century of turbulent and compelling history. From its prominent position at the foot of Market Street, it has seen a hundred years of victory parades and funeral processions, protest marches and celebrations, earthquakes and freeways, as well as the daily comings and goings of thousands of citizens. From an era of horsecars, seamen's boardinghouses, and nickel steam beer, to the present age of computers and highrises, the Ferry Building has served as a terminus for passengers and as a constant, elegant, and hardworking presence in the life of San Francisco. This book is a grand visual tribute to the Ferry Building's first one hundred years. Over 200 photos and an intensively-researched and lively text bring to life the sights, sounds, and ambiance of San Francisco's vibrant past.