The Mechanics Institute Library, located at 57 Post Street in San Francisco, is the oldest library on the West Coast. It was started in 1854. Inside this spectacular library is a stunning spiral staircase definitely worth exploring.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Also home to the oldest chess club in the country, the Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club, hosting regular tournaments, lectures, and meetings featuring masters and grandmasters of the chess world.

  2. Donna says:

    absolutely gorgeous.