SAN FRANCISCO—The 141-year-old Old Mint building at Fifth and Mission Streets has been listed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation among the country’s top 11 most endangered historical sites.

The building has a long, withstanding heritage dating back to 1874 and is affectionately known by many as the Granite Lady for being one of only a few buildings to survive the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. At the time, The Old Mint held a third of US gold reserves.

Hallway Of SF Mint
Hallway Of SF Old Mint

Stephanie Meeks, the president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, stated that, “the Old Mint serves as a symbol of resilience and permanence in a city marked by rapid transformations.”

The Old Mint became a National Historic Landmark in 1961 and a little more than a decade later, became a California Landmark in 1974.

The Old Mint has raised several million dollars from fund drives and events hosted by the building, but the cost of damage and weathering repair is estimated around $60 million. sites that, “more than 250 sites have been on the list over its 28 year history, and in that time, only a handful of listed sites have been lost.”

San Francisco’s Old Mint was listed as one of the country’s top 11 most endangered historical sites back in 1994 as well.