Vintage drawing of the original Palace Hotel building in San Francisco. It opened in 1875 and was built by the San Francisco banker and entrepreneur William Chapman Ralston. It originally had 755 guest rooms and was the largest hotel in the Western United States. The original hotel depicted in this historical building image was destroyed in the fires after the 1906 earthquake. A less ornate building (at least on the exterior) was opened in 1909. It’s now called the Sheraton Palace Hotel.
There are over 200 wonderful, vintage illustrations on Reusable Art that were included in Hill’s Album of Biography and Art. We have the author, Thomas E. Hill, for publishing such a wonderful resource in 1882.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.