(I didn't take this. Because that would have been the smart blogger thing to do. But it is one of the buildings I loved. I just didn't know it was famous.)
built in 1886 and the largest liquor repository on the west coast—
survived the 1906 Earthquake and Fire prompting Charles Field to write:
"If, as they say, God spanked the town for being over frisky,
why did he burn the churches down and save Hotaling's Whisky?"