History of Nob Hill

Like many great neighborhoods Nob hill has a rich history built beneath it. With its geography and business available during its beginnings, Nob hill was shaped into the neighborhood it is today. Nob Hill began around the 19th century and with its great views and friendly atmosphere it quickly became an area for high end business and rich families. Because of the rich families living in Nob Hill during the 19th centaury, it was sometimes referred to as snob hill. In fact the word Nob was a slang term synonymous with the word Snob during that era.

There were a quite a few families that had built large mansions during that time, along with the thriving high end hotels and business. So when the 1906 earthquake hit San Francisco, the mansions and business went down along with it. One of the landmarks that arose from the 1906 earthquake was the Huntington mansion. But even so it became demolished in the 1960’s. However the part of the mansion did stay with San Francisco and is Huntington Park. Most of the people who had their mansions demolished by the earthquake rebuilt their mansions in Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow. The hotels that exist today have been built above the areas of the old mansions.

 

 


History of Nob Hill

Currently Nob Hill is not an area only for the rich but for people of other classes too. And because of the tourist attractions, the neighborhood’s economy is not doing bad either. The geography of the neighborhood is still benefiting it. In fact, many movies and a TV show have been filmed in Nob Hill just because of the city ’s views you get from there.