US Appraisers Building

U.S. Appraisers Building630 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

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The 16-story United States Immigration Station and Appraisers Stores of 1939-44 (now commonly called the Appraisers Building) occupies the western portion of the block bounded by Sansome, Battery, Washington and Jackson Streets in San Francisco.

Building Information

Property Manager: Opelia Opelinia

Public Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For more building information or service calls, see contact information at top right (or by scrolling down on mobile devices). For other federal government information, call 800-FED-INFO.

Parking and Public Transportation

There is no parking available in the building for the general public. Metered street parking is nearby. Five commercial parking lots, three open and two covered, are within walking distance to the building. Public transportation is available via BART and Muni [a nongovernment website]. The nearest taxi stand is two blocks away on Clay Street at the Le Meridien Hotel.

Public Access

All public visitors and contractors are required to pass through electronic security equipment on the first floor. Contractors must enter and exit through the loading dock. ADA access is available at the 630 Sansome Street entrance to the building.

Key Tenants

Major tenants are the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Executive Office for Immigration Review, USDA General Counsel, and Federal Occupational Health. In the latest (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 63% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.

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Building Services

Snack Bar Public 1st floor M-F 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vending Machines USCIS Only 13th floor, Room 1320 24/7
Fitness Center Federal Employees Only Basement, Room B44B 24/7
Health Unit Federal Employees Only 14th floor, Room 1434 M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

History and Architecture

The United States Immigration Station and Appraisers Stores in San Francisco has been associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of American history. The building housed immigration and customs agencies of the Federal government since its completion in 1944 and still retains associations with these functions of the government. Although substantially altered in 1985-88, the building embodies distinctive architectural characteristics spanning two significant periods in American architecture, the Depression and World War II, and is the work of an important American architect, Gilbert Stanley Underwood.

The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as U.S. Appraisers Stores and Immigration Station.

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Last Reviewed 2016-09-06