Thursday, July 19, 2007

What's up with the Hibernia Bank?

I was talking to a friend today, and he mentioned the Hibernia Bank building. "What's up with that old bank, the one with the kinda weird name?" he asked. Well, uh, I did a little (very little) research and here's what I came up with: First off, Hibernia is the Roman Latin name for Ireland. The Hibernia Bank Building in San Francisco is located on the corner of McAllister and Jones, right next to Market Street, in the always glamourous Civic Center area. Hibernia National Bank itself was a New Orleans-based institution (founded 1870, natch), and was bought out by Capitol One in 2005. As for the actual building here in SF, I really don't know what the deal is with it. For as long as I can remember, it's been abandoned and fenced in. Which really seems like a waste to me. I bet the inside is really cool and old! Also, with a name like "Hibernia," you could open some sort of swingin' clothing store that doubled as a night club. That is, if it was still 1965. It also reminds me of the local sex/relationship show called "Hibernia Beach" that used to be on LIVE 105 at like 1am back when I used to listen to LIVE 105, ie, over 10 years ago. Anyway, if anyone knows anything about this building, like why it's all boarded up, or how long it's been abandoned, or if we're wrong and there's actually something totally awesome going on in there (and no, I don't mean a meth lab), let us in on it.


DavidFerrellJackson said...

The Hibernia Bank in question here is not related to the company in New Orleans, which was the Hibernia National Bank.

The San Francisco-based Hibernia Bank was absorbed by Crocker National Bank, which, in turn, was later merged with Wells Fargo.

The current plan for the Hibernia building at 1 Jones Street is to convert it into a cultural arts center:

nubank said...

This Hibernia Bank was purchased by Security Pacific Bank which sold to BofA not Crocker to Wells. bankalchemist.

lisaruth said...

here's a little more information for you from our history website on the hibernia bank, when it began, some info on the effects of the 1906 quake on the building, some of its more recent uses, and the relatively more recent sale of it. no action has emerged since 2008...

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