San Francisco Mechanics' Institute

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Information about San Francisco Mechanics' Institute

First National Bank of Northern California, Post Street, Union Square, San Francisco, San Francisco City and County, California, 94108, USA


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Description San Francisco Mechanics' Institute

The Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room is a historic membership library, cultural event center, and chess club in the Financial District of San Francisco, in the U.S. state of California at 57 Post Street. Founded in 1854 to serve the vocational needs of out-of-work gold miners, the institute today serves readers, writers, downtown employees, students, film lovers, chess players, and others.

== Library ==
Though initially a library dedicated to the mechanical arts, in 1906, the insti

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