On January 8th 2004 the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to make the Redstone Building, formerly known as the S.F. Labor Temple a history landmark (rs-status Leg Final). After four years of work the Redstone Tenants Association’s dream of obtaining historic status had come true.
The idea of getting historic status started in late 1999 after an attempt to buy the building by a wealthy Dallas millionaire expressed interest in turning the building into a computer data server center. After a couple of meetings a $2,000 grant proposal was won by March of 2000 that started the process.
Betty Traynor, the RTA’s president would walk Proposal-LM238 through the city’s complex process starting with the Landmark Board in May 2003.
In August of 2004, the tenants would hold a 90th birthday party for the building, as well as celebrate the historic status with a spectacular bash. The highlight of the event came when the Labor Council’s Secretary Treasurer Walter Johnson presented the Historic Landmark – Number 238 – to Betty Traynor and Roger Herried.