Bay seniors who’ve nosed around every corner of this historic town, are likely to have missed the stories that fill the still glamorous Fairmont Hotel. Now is your chance to catch up on how this noble pile atop Nob Hill rose from the soot of 1906. Guided historic tours are free but require reservations and fill up fast. Did you know forinstance that it was built by a burly silver miner, that Julia Morgan designed it, and that the UN Charter was drafted here?

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