The Marines’ Memorial Club by Bliss & Faville is located at 609 Sutter St. in San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood. The 12-story Beaux-Arts-style building was built in 1926 as the Western Women’s Club and was purchased by the Marines’ Memorial Association in 1946.
The Marines’ Memorial originally opened as a private club for veterans of the Marines, although membership is now open to all US servicemen and servicewomen.
Basically, this is a fancy hotel with a theater, restaurant, bar, and meeting rooms, all exquisitely appointed:
If it weren’t for the displays of military memorabilia, you might forget that this isn’t just one of San Francisco’s posh hotels:
I think I spend a good deal of time looking up and ogling chandeliers wherever I go:
The lovely view from the Leatherneck Restaurant [whose dress code is California Casual, which apparently permits turtlenecks, knit sweaters, pressed designer jeans, khakis and, surprisingly, dress shorts]:
Walter Danforth Bliss and William Baker Faville met at MIT in Cambridge, MA, then worked at McKim, Mead & White in NYC, and formed their partnership in San Francisco in 1898. Their practice dissolved in 1925.