Mills Bldg redux (1949-1968)

The Mills Building today, at the corner of Montgomery and Bush. The facade and

The Mills Building today, at the corner of Montgomery and Bush. Elder’s original 1897 store was on the mezzanine. The 1949 satellite store was along the Montgomery street side on the left.

The Mills Building was burned out in the 1906 earthquake, but the shell was saved and a new interior built. It was here that in 1949, more than half a century after his father opened his first bookstore, that Paul Elder Jr opened a small satellite bookstore to serve the needs of the Financial District. This location lasted until 1968 when the firm was sold.

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