National Geographic : 1932 Apr
Photograph from Californians, Inc. NEW SKYSCRAPERS IN THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT, WITH SAN FRANCISCO BAYINTHE BACKGROUND As the site of the Federal Reserve Bank for the 12th District and as western headquarters for more than 1,400 corporations with nation-wide activi ties, San Francisco is made the financial center of the West. Here is one of the major regional stock exchanges oftheUnited States, aswell ascurb and mining exchanges. Many foreign banks, including famous Chinese and Japanese organizations, maintain busy branches here. InChinese brokerage offices stock quotations are marked on the board in Chinese characters.