History Now!

History Now!

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  • John is in San Francisco on his own for work. He loves exploring the city, and wonders about its past. 
  • Cafe
  • He walks by San Francisco's city hall and is fascinated by its architecture.
  • What a great building! I wonder who the architect was and when it was built?
  • Nearby, he sees two tourists holding up their phones to the building. John asks them what they're seeing.
  • Hey! What are you looking at on your phone?
  • It's an app that gives you information about points of interest. It's called History Now!
  • The tourists show John that you just point your phone to a building and all sorts of data auto populates.
  • Beaux Arts style
  • History Now!
  • Audio Guide
  • Nearby
  • Arthur Brown, architect
  • Built in 1906
  • John gets the app and receives notifications when he walks by new buildings. He also turns on the "Audio" option to hear recorded info. He is learning so much!
  • This was the first Wells Fargo bank.
  • Janis Joplin once lived here
  • John saves the spots he walked by today. Next time he and his wife visit, he'll give her a guided tour!
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