On the Jackson Square end of Montgomery Street, which is to say, the quieter end, sits an old wreck of a building that looks like it has been gutted by some tragic disaster. The place might fade completely into the landscape were it not for some clues to past importance around the outside. A sign on the brick reads "The Birthplace of Freemasonry in California," and identifies the building as Historical Landmark No. 408. And there's the torn gray and white striped awning, more Manhattan than Masonic, stretching out from the front door to the street. Just above it, gold letters on the side of the building read: "Law Offices of... More >>>