I have passed by this building numerous times, but this was my first trek into its interior. It is now a busy marketplace filled with stores and eateries. Imagine back in the 1890's, this place was a busy intersection for ferry and train commuters; however, as automobiles grew in popularity, the use of this building and the waterfront area started dwindling.
If not for the big 1989 San Francisco earthquake, this area might have never been revitalized. The freeways that have been blocking the view to the Ferry Building were badly damaged in the quake so they had to be torn down; thus, the rediscovery of this area.
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