On June 16th, the resolution to initiate landmark designation for the Royal Baking Company building, at 4767-4773 Mission Street in the Excelsior District, was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Built in 1935, the Royal Baking Company building is significant not just for its unusual and distinctive architectural design but also for its connection to the Italian-American community and the history of San Francisco’s important bread-baking and macaroni-manufacturing industries. Read more about the building’s history in our article here.
“There aren’t many buildings that have a historic preservation label and designation in the Excelsior,” District 11 Supervisor Asha Safai said to the Board of Supervisors. “It’s one of the only examples of Art Deco in this particular style, its a beautiful building with a wonderful history.”
Our friends at the Excelsior Action Group acknowledged the news on Twitter:
The Excelsior gains another Landmark building! Today the BOS designated 4767-4773 Mission Street – the Royal Bakery & Metepan Pupusaria Building an historic landmark. Thanks to the quick actions by Supervisor Safai, and SF Heritage along with EAG to save this treasure!
— EAG (@ExcelsiorAG) June 16, 2020
The Royal Baking Company’s original Storybook-style façade at 4769 Mission St. in December 2019.