Photograph of a view of Market Street, Montgomery Street and Post Street, San Francisco, 1868. Majority of the buildings are at least two-stories tall. Horse-drawn carriages travel the streets. About a dozen men are working in a trench in the undeveloped area (foreground). Notable buildings are (from left to right) Mechanics Institute, Pacific College, Trinity Church (in distance) at Post Street and Powel Street, Masonic Temple building, Hibernia Bank. In the forground is the site of Palace Hotel and Grand Hotel. Legible signs include: "620 carpets", "pian[...]", "[...] clothing [...]", "Hinch[...] apothe[cary]", "Mechanics Institute", "Pacific Business College", "hardware", "new, corner".