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Getting to Know The Mechanics Institute, San Francisco CA

Get Acquainted with The Mechanics Institute in San Francisco CA
The Mechanics Institute, Post Street, SF
When I was a child, I would occasionally accompany my father on errands to San Francisco, and became acquainted with The Mechanics Institute, of which he was a member. My earliest memory of The Mechanics Institute is that I discovered I could shuffle my feet along the opague glass floors between stacks of books, and then shock myself by touching the brass handrail. I thought that was quite fun. Later, when I was in high school, it was the only library anywhere that I knew of open on Sunday (great for research for school papers due the following day!) 
Plaque at the Mechanics Institute, Post St, SF
Fast forward 50+ years -- I've re-discovered it and it is even more appealing than it was then. Located at 57 Post Street, in the heart of the financial district, the Mechanics Institute Library and Chess Room is an historic membership library, cultural event center, and chess club. Membership is open to all. Founded in 1854 to serve the vocational needs of out-of-work gold miners, the Institute today is a favorite of avid readers, writers, downtown employees, students, film lovers, chess players, and the 21st century nomadic worker who needs a quiet place to plug in a laptop and do research. The Mechanics Institute might be just the place for my next off-site business planning day!
inside The Mechanics Institute, Post St, SF
The Mechanics Institute of San Francisco - an historic club first opened in 1854, and still relevant today. Another reason I'm enjoying
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Comment balloon 6 commentsLottie Kendall • June 21 2012 02:57PM
Getting to Know The Mechanics Institute, San Francisco CA
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Get Acquainted with The Mechanics Institute in San Francisco CA When I was a child, I would occasionally accompany my father on errands to San Francisco, and became acquainted with The Mechanics Institute, of which he was a member. My earliest… more