The designing of the San Francisco City Hall began in the late 1800s. It is fascinating to note that the architect of San Francisco’s City Hall conceived of a dome that is larger than the dome in the the present day United States Capital building. To put it in perspective, the dome of a city government building is larger than the one for a federal building that serves as the legislature for the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Senate.
In 1913, construction of the city hall building began.
Henri Crenier, who studied the arts in Paris, designed and sculpted the various magnificent sculptures around the building.
While the Charlotte Mailliard Shultz staircase is a part of the original structure, it was named after Charlotte during a ceremony where former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Governor Jerry Brown were present.