"32 Million Dollar Renovation of The Stanford Court, a Renaissance Hotel"
"...Nob Hill, the home of the Stanford Court Renaissance Hotel, rises 376 feet above the San Francisco waterfront and has long been associated with the elite. Described by Robert Lewis Stevenson in 1882 as the "hill of palaces", the hotel sits on the site where Leland Stanford, governor of California, president of the Central Pacific Railroad, and founder of Stanford University, built his grand mansion with its 2 story rotunda and series of themed parlors in the 1870's. The mansion, which was the largest private residence in the state, burned to the ground in the fire that followed the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, but the large granite and basalt wall that buttresses two sides of the block survived and still remains to this day. In 1912, the luxury Stanford Court Apartments was constructed and was later renovated into the Stanford Court. ... " [More]
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