Jann Wenner's First Office
Rolling Stone's first headquarters was located at 746 Brannan Street in San Francisco. The building was nestled between the city's docks and the Haight-Ashbury, the district where influential bands like the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane lived in ramshackle urban "mansions."
The exhibit displays the original mail sorter and Wenner's original round wooden desk, which is still in use at the magazine's current office. A little-known fact is that Charlie Rose sought an exact replica of Wenner's desk to use in his famous PBS interview program, The Charlie Rose Show.
Wenner and his staff worked in San Francisco until 1977. The magazine moved to New York City at the recommendation of its first publisher, which was the publishing capital of the nation. Keeping the magazine's core countercultural values intact, the move eastward amplified the young rock magazine's scope, circulation and stature in the decades to come.