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Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke Marker Side B image, Click for more information
By Tim Carr, August 1, 2009
Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke Marker Side B
Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Daniel Pratt Cemetery / George Cooke
(Front): Daniel Pratt CemeteryFinal resting place of early Alabama industrialist Daniel Pratt, 1799-1873, and wife Esther Ticknor Pratt, 1803-1875. He was from New Hampshire and she, Connecticut. Married 1827 at Fortville, Jones County, . . . — Map (db m27957) HM
Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Pratt HomesiteCirca 1842
Daniel Pratt, Prattville’s founding father, constructed an imposing home and garden within a quarter-mile of this site on Autauga Creek, near his industrial complex. The large home was designed and erected by Pratt himself, a noted architect / . . . — Map (db m27985) HM
Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Sidney LanierMusician - Poet - Patriot - Seer
Beloved teacher of Prattville Academy 1867 • on this site • 1868 whose memory will be forever cherished by people of Prattville, Ala. whom he loved and served — Map (db m70820) HM
Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Sidney Lanier/Prattville Male and Female Academy Site
Side 1 Sidney Lanier 1842-1881 The poet and musician, born in Macon, Georgia, was Academy principal in 1867-68. He married Mary H. Day of Macon in December 1867. In Prattville, they lived at the Mims Hotel and later in Dr. S.P. . . . — Map (db m70802) HM
Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Wilson Pickett, Jr.March 18, 1941 - January 19, 2006
A native of Prattville, Wilson Pickett was raised singing gospel in local churches. Upon moving to Detroit as a teenager, he began to blend gospel-style with rhythm and blues, resulting in some of "the deepest, funkiest soul music" to come from the . . . — Map (db m70804) HM
Alabama (Butler County), Georgiana — Hank Williams' Boyhood Home / Thigpen’s Log Cabin Popular Dance Hall
Side 1 Hank Williams' Boyhood Home Hiram Williams lived in Georgiana from age 7 to 11. In 1931, Mrs. Lillie Williams moved Hiram and his sister Irene from rural Wilcox County to this house owned by Thaddeus B. Rose. When he . . . — Map (db m81276) HM
Alabama (Chilton County), Verbena — Verbena, Alabama
The only community in the U.S. so designated, Verbena was named for the profuse wild flowers growing in the area. Settlers arrived in the area as early as 1832. Completion of the North-South Railroad and a train depot at Verbena in 1870 enabled . . . — Map (db m68286) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — Percy Sledge/Producer Quin Ivy"When A Man Loves A Woman" / NORALA and Quinvy Studios
(side 1) Percy Sledge "When A Man Loves A Woman" Hospital orderly Percy Sledge recorded 'When a Man Loves a Woman' at Quin Ivy's studio in 1966. Sledge's breakup with a girlfriend inspired the lyrics credited to songwriters . . . — Map (db m83390) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — The Singing River SculptureIn Sheffield, Alabama
This sculpture is dedicated to the many individuals whose efforts made Sheffield and the Muscle Shoals area the “Hit Recording Capitol of the World,” and to those continue that legacy. Legend of the Singing River The Yuchi and . . . — Map (db m95130) HM
Alabama (Covington County), Andalusia — History of the Library / Andalusia Post Office becomes Public Library
History of the Library In 1913 the Study Club of Andalusia was organized to establish a library for Andalusia. Led by founder Miss Ethel Darling the club held a book shower resulting in $5.50 and 15 books which became the . . . — Map (db m94201) HM
Alabama (Covington County), Andalusia — Three Notch Road / Hank and Audrey Williams
[Side A:] Three Notch Road Established 1824 The Three Notch Road was a 90-mile section of a 230-mile military road to connect Pensacola with Fort Mitchell in Russell County on the Chattahoochee River. Capt. Daniel E. . . . — Map (db m83456) HM
Alabama (DeKalb County), Fort Payne — Alabama"The Boys From Fort Payne" — 2006 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee
In the late '60s, cousins Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry discovered they shared a common interest in music. Joined by Jeff Cook, they started playing on a regular basis. Working their day jobs and playing any place they could locally in the evenings, . . . — Map (db m25277) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Alexander City — The Hank Williams Kowaliga Cabin1952
At this site stands the cabin where country music legend Hank Williams composed the song “Kaw-liga” in August, 1952. The song’s title was derived from the name of a Creek Indian town located on the banks of the Kowaliga Creek until 1836. . . . — Map (db m68038) HM
Alabama (Houston County), Dothan — Dothan Opera House
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the Department of the Interior, December 16, 1977, through the efforts of the Dothan Landmarks Foundation, Incorporated.

Constructed in 1915, this three-story masonry structure remains . . . — Map (db m83780) HM

Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Building The ParkVisiting the Park — Restoring Vulcan Park
Side 1 - Building the Park In the mid-1930’s, civic leaders worked to move Vulcan to a place of honor on Red Mountain. The park was built through the combined efforts of several groups: the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, the Birmingham Parks . . . — Map (db m83807) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Eddie James KendrickDecember 17, 1937 - October 5, 1992
Eddie James Kendrick, nicknamed "cornbread", was born the eldest of five children to Johnny and Lee Bell Kendrick in Union Springs, Alabama. After attending Western-Olin High School in Ensley, Alabama, Eddie was persuaded by his childhood . . . — Map (db m26724) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Jefferson County Courthouses
Side A Territorial legislature designated home of Maj. Moses Kelly (in Jones Valley) as site of first court in this area of Alabama, 1818. After creation of Jefferson County, 1819, court held at Carrollsville (Powderly) until county seat . . . — Map (db m25743) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — The Alabama TheatreBuilt 1927
Built by the Publix Theater division of Paramount Studios. This movie palace opened on December 26th, 1927. The theatre, in Spanish / Moorish design by Graven and Mayger of Chicago, seated 2500 in a five story, three-tiered auditorium. Paramount's . . . — Map (db m27337) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — The Birmingham Public Library / The Linn - Henley Research Library
Birmingham’s first library was organized in 1886 and in 1891 became a subscription library for the general public. In 1908 the Birmingham Public Library Association established a free public library, and the City created an independent Library Board . . . — Map (db m83856) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — The Iron Man: Vulcan
The giant, cast iron statue you see towering above you is Vulcan, the Roman god of metalwork and the forge. The 56-foot tall statue was commissioned by Birmingham leaders to represent their new, growing city at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. After . . . — Map (db m26297) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — The Little Theater Clark Memorial Theatre Virginia Samford Theatre
Built in 1937 by Gen. Louis Verdier Clark from a design by architect William T. Warren as a community playhouse for cultural activities. It was recognized as one of the best of its kind in the nation. Mrs. Vassar Allen - first president, Bernard . . . — Map (db m27513) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Tuxedo Junction
"Tuxedo Junction" was the street car crossing on the Ensley-Fairfield line at this corner in the Tuxedo Park residential area. It also refers to the fraternal dance hall operated in the 1920's and 1930s on the second floor of the adjacent building, . . . — Map (db m25623) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Hoover — Lover’s Leap1827 - 1973
The poetic lines inscribed on the boulder below is a replica of those carved in 1827 by Thomas W. Farrar. Thomas W. Farrar was the Founder and first Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge in Alabama 1821-22-24. This historical site donated to the . . . — Map (db m28490) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Caroline Lee HentzCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Educator and author Caroline Hentz was among the first female novelists in America. Her 13 volumes were some of the most popular in the U.S. during the mid-1800s, and her three dramas were produced in major cities. — Map (db m29100) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Henry S. "Hank" KlibanoffCity of Florence Walk of Honor
A keen observer and researcher of the Civil Rights Movement in the South, Hank Klibanoff won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation. — Map (db m38643) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Samuel Cornelius PhillipsCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Known as the "Father of Rock and Roll," Sam Phillips established Sun Records in 1952, helping Elvis Presley and other well-known artists launch their careers. He received a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in music. — Map (db m84046) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — The Father of Rock ’N’ Roll / Sam Phillips in Florence
Side A Sam Phillips fell in love with the miracle of sound and the unifying power of music. Moving to Memphis, Tennessee, he embraced the beauty of the blues with his early recordings of Howlin Wolf, B.B. King and other delta artists. In . . . — Map (db m29270) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — The Rolling Stones in the Shoals in 1969/Sticky Fingers Ranks Among Greatest Albums
(side 1) The Rolling Stones in the Shoals in 1969 The Rolling Stones stayed at the Florence Holiday Inn on this site for several nights while recording at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield. When a hired engineer . . . — Map (db m79565) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Thomas Sigismund StriblingCity of Florence Walk of Honor
In 1934, T.S. Stribling won the Pulitzer Prize for The Store, part of a trilogy set in Florence. His story "Birthright" was produced in Hollywood as a silent movie and, later, with sound. — Map (db m29102) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — W. C. Handy Birthplace
(side 1) William Christopher Handy, widely honored as the “Father of the Blues,” was born in this house on November 16, 1873. In his autobiography, Handy traced the key events in his discovery of the blues back to his time in . . . — Map (db m90306) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — William Christopher HandyCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Born in Florence in 1873, W.C. Handy wrote some of the country's most recognizable blues music such as the "St. Louis Blues." He became internationally known as the "Father of the Blues." — Map (db m28890) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — William Christopher HandyHome-Museum-Library
(side 1) William Christopher Handy was born on November 16, 1873, in this two-room log cabin, which was located approximately one-half mile north of this site. In 1954, the cabin was dismantled, placed in storage, and restored to its . . . — Map (db m90292) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — William D. "Buddy" KillenCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Buddy Killen earned international renown as a music publisher, songwriter, record producer and recording artist. He help launch the careers of a host of well-known musicians during the last half of the 20th century. — Map (db m28905) HM
Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — Robert Wilton Burton1848-1917
(Side 1) Near this site once stood "Four-Story Cottage," the home of Robert Wilton Burton. A one-story house with wide porch and bay window, Burton built it in 1885 with proceeds from the sale of four stories to children's magazines. Born . . . — Map (db m74440) HM
Alabama (Lee County), Loachapoka — Dr. Alexandar Nunn / Lee County Historical Society
Side 1 Dr. Alexandar Nunn Dr. Nunn was born in Loachapoka on September 17, 1904. Beginning in 1924 he contributed to and edited the Progressive Farmer Magazine for 43 years. He helped to start Southern Living . . . — Map (db m73537) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Notasulga — Birthplace of Zora Neale HurstonNotasulga, Alabama — Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)
Side 1 Celebrated author Zora Neale Hurston was born in Notasulga on January 7, 1891. Her parents, John Hurston and Lucy Potts met here, at the Macedonia Baptist Church. but moved to Eatonville, Florida where Zora grew up. Through . . . — Map (db m95110) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Confederate Monument
Erected on November 21, 1905, a handsome monument was dedicated to the Confederate dead by the Virginia Clay Clopton Chapter #1107 United Daughters of the Confederacy of Huntsville, and was unveiled with proper ceremonies in which many veterans of . . . — Map (db m27784) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Howard Weeden Home
Built 1819 by H. C. Bradford, this home was later owned by John Read, John McKinley, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1837-1852), Bartley M. Lowe, M. C. Betts and Marie Howard Weeden (1846-1905) whose poetry and paintings preserve nineteenth . . . — Map (db m27841) HM
Alabama (Marengo County), Dixons Mills — Office of Joel Desaker Jones
Born January 15, 1861 - Died June 28, 1948 Marengo Co. Surveyor, Historian, and Journalist Author of Democrat Reporter Newspaper Column “Old Times” "He was a Baptist, A Mason, A Surveyor, an Old Timer" Epitaph by Joel D. Jones . . . — Map (db m73005) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Dr. H. Roger Williams(1869-1929)
Dr. Williams opened one of the early African-American drugstores- Live and Let Live on this site in 1901. Born on a sugar plantation in Louisiana, he graduated from Meharry Medical School in 1900 and was the second black physician to practice . . . — Map (db m86393) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Saenger Theatre
Opening night, January 19, 1927, saw crowds gather to hear local dignitaries praise Mobile's "Place of Entertainment". Today the Saenger Theatre remains the entertainment center of downtown. Designed by Emile Weil in the French Renaissance . . . — Map (db m86503) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Site of Mobile's First Theater
Erected in 1824 N. M. Ludlow whence Theater Street derives its name — Map (db m86437) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Site of Sixth Mobile Theatre1841-1860
Here played the great of the American and British stage, among them: James Wallack, Fanny Kemble, Ole Bull, Joseph Field, Joseph Jefferson, James H. Hackett, William Macready, Charlotte Cushman, Edwin Forrest, Julia Dean, Junius Booth, Anna Mowatt, . . . — Map (db m86352) HM
Alabama (Monroe County), Monroeville — Atticus Finch: Lawyer - Hero
"Lawyers, I suppose, were children once." These words of Charles Lamb are the epigraph to Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird", a novel about childhood and about a great and noble lawyer, Atticus Finch. The legal profession has in Atticus . . . — Map (db m47700) HM
Alabama (Monroe County), Monroeville — Monroeville, Alabama"From one store in 1822 to Alabama's Literary Capital in 1997"
Front: Originally a part of the Mississippi Territory purchased from Spain in 1795, this area was inhabited and controlled by Indian Nations until 1814. Now safe from Indian uprisings, settlers migrated down the Old Federal Road as far as . . . — Map (db m86000) HM
Alabama (Monroe County), Monroeville — Old Monroe County Courthouse
The Old Monroe County Courthouse, designed by prominent Southern architect Andrew Bryan, was built between 1903 and 1904 during the tenure of Probate Judge Nicholas Stallworth. One of two buildings of this type designed by Bryan (a sister courthouse . . . — Map (db m47688) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Birthplace of Nat "King" Cole
Nat King Cole was a jazz pianist, composer, and singer celebrated as an American popular music artist in the 1940s and 1950s. He was born March 17, 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama as one of five children to Edward James Coles, a minister at Beulah . . . — Map (db m71228) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Dexter AvenueFormerly Market Street
This street was named to honor Andrew Dexter one of the founders of Montgomery Along this street moved the inaugural parade of Jefferson Davis when he took the oath of office as President of the Confederate States of America February 18, 1861 . . . — Map (db m36589) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Fitzgerald Home(ca. 1910)
(side 1) F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife Zelda and daughter Scottie lived in this house from October 1931 to April 1932. During this period Fitzgerald worked on his novel Tender Is the Night and Zelda began her only novel, Save . . . — Map (db m69187) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Juliette Hampton Morgan / Montgomery City-County Public Library
(side 1) Juliette Hampton Morgan Juliette Hampton Morgan was a white Montgomery, Alabama librarian whose privileged upbringing seemed unlikely to produce the determined civil rights activist that she became. Her letters to the . . . — Map (db m71258) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Lilly Baptist Church"The Lilly" — 820 Hill Street
Lilly Baptist Church, established November, 1900 as a missionary church of Bethel Missionary Baptist. Originally located on St. Clair Street in a small frame building. Moved May 27, 1973, into new 1500-seat sanctuary at present location. Education . . . — Map (db m71088) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Lincoln Cemetery / Rufus Payne, 1884-1939
Side 1 Lincoln Cemetery 1907 In 1907 the American Securities Company opened Lincoln Cemetery for African Americans and Greenwood Cemetery for whites, the first commercial cemeteries in the city. Landscape design indicates . . . — Map (db m71342) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery City Hall / Funeral for Hank Williams
(Front) Built 1936-37 Following a fire in 1932 that destroyed a 19th century City Hall, architect Frank Lockwood designed a replacement for the same site. With the Depression affecting all construction projects during the period, the . . . — Map (db m36571) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Montgomery Theatre
Opened in Oct. 1860 as the South moved closer to secession, the theatre was significant in the social, cultural and political life of the city. In the early months, John Wilkes Booth performed here, Bryant Minstrels introduced "Dixie," which was . . . — Map (db m36572) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Parks Branch Library / Bertha Pleasant Williams
Side 1 Rosa Parks Branch Library Second public library for blacks in City of Montgomery, this building opened in 1960 as Montgomery Branch Library on Cleveland Avenue. Designed by architect James Miller Davis, it served the black . . . — Map (db m71388) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott / Hank Williams Alabama Troubadour
Side A At the bus stop on this site on December 1, 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to boarding whites. This brought about her arrest, conviction, and fine. The Boycott began December 5, the day of Parks’ trial, as a . . . — Map (db m86422) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — The Montgomery Theater
On a wall in this building, "The Montgomery Theater" Dan Emmett first inscribed the score of Dixie for his minstrel orchestra. H.F. Arnold arranged it for band music and used it at the inauguration of Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy. . . . — Map (db m36574) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Pike Road — Marks HouseCirca 1825
Built by William Matthews Marks, who immigrated from Oglethrope County, GA, on acreage purchased from the U.S. land office in Cahaba, AL for $1.25 per acre. Foundation is pegged-together heart pine; framing is 3" by 9" timbers; mantles, dados, . . . — Map (db m86472) HM
Alabama (Pike County), Troy — “The Thinker”
Donated to Troy University by Huo Bao Zhu During the visit of Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. to Xian, China in April 2002. The gift was made in celebration of the Sino-American 1-2-1 Joint Degree Program and as a lasting symbol of friendship between . . . — Map (db m38930) HM
Alabama (Pike County), Troy — Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall Of Honor
Built in 1997, the Hall of Honor is named to honor three key leaders of Troy University: two Chancellors - Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. and Dr. Ralph W. Adams and the longtime leaders of the “Sound of the South” Marching Band and Director . . . — Map (db m38942) HM
Alabama (Russell County), Phenix City — The Tie-Snake
The Creek Indians believed this section of the river was inhabited by a giant Tie-Snake, a mythical monster that snared the unwary and dragged them down into the watery underworld. The Tie-Snake was but one of many strange creatures and natural . . . — Map (db m69067) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), York — History of York / The Coleman Center
History of York Legend has it that York began at a blacksmith shop called Old Anvil, located at a crossroads a few miles northwest of the present city. Circa 1833, early settlers of a site located east of modern-day York on the old . . . — Map (db m89719) HM
Alabama (Tallapoosa County), Dadeville — Johnson J. Hooper1815 - 1861
Author, Editor, Lawyer Secretary of Congress, C.S.A. As a writer he created Captain Simon Suggs of the Tallapoosa Volunteers, fictional character whose humorous, rascally escapades of pioneer days in Alabama became world famous. — Map (db m28745) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Denny Chimes
Marker Front: This bell tower, an enduring symbol of Alabama's first university, was erected in honor of President George H. Denny, under whose leadership (1911 to 1936) The University of Alabama gained national prominence. Conceived by . . . — Map (db m29610) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — First Presbyterian ChurchTuscaloosa
Organized 1820. Moved to this site 1830. Present structure erected 1921. Under the leadership of Dr. Charles A. Stillman, (Minister, 1869-1895) it sponsored the founding of Stillman College in 1876. Its bell was the subject of a poem by . . . — Map (db m35364) HM
Alaska (Anchorage Borough), Anchorage — Raven the CreatorCreated by John Hoover in 1998
Raven is the Creator in many Alaska Native and American Indian legends. Elements from my different legends are incorporated into this sculpture including "Raven Stealing the Stars, Sun, and Moon." The human figures in the claws symbolize icons used . . . — Map (db m72793) HM
Alaska (Ketchikan Gateway Borough), Ketchikan — Chief Kyan Totem Pole
Totem poles are carved to honor deceased ancestors record history, social events, and oral tradition. They were never worshipped as religious objects. This totem is the second replication of the Chief Kyan Totem Pole. The original pole was . . . — Map (db m70746) HM
Arizona (Apache County), Springerville — 20 — El Rio Theatre
Built c.1915 & originally called the Apache Theatre, this adobe movie house once showed silent flickers with a hand-cranked projector. Renamed the El Rio in 1937, Round Valley's first theatre is still operating with its original popcorn machine. — Map (db m36381) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Grand Canyon National Park — Hopi HouseConstructed in 1905
Designed as living quarters for Hopi artisans and as a place to sell Hopi crafts and souvenirs, this building represents the efforts of the Fred Harvey Company to revive Southwest Indian arts and crafts. Designed by Mary Jane Colter, the building . . . — Map (db m39509) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Williams — Sultana Theater
This entertainment center opened in 1912 and boasted a theater and room for dances and other events. It featured silent movies until 1930 when the first "talkies" in northern Arizona were shown, drawing notadle visitors like Will Rodgers. The . . . — Map (db m33385) HM
Arizona (Gila County), Payson — Zane Grey's Cabin
An Ohio born dentist, Zane Grey spent many years under the Mogollon Rim, writing "To the Last Man" and a dozen other westerns with Arizona settings and characters. His prolific writings popularized the American cowboy as a taciturn, romantic figure. — Map (db m67413) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — Orpheum Theatre1929
Has been placed on the Phoenix Property Register and the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m72462) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Scottsdale — The Spire
This Frank Lloyd Wright designed Spire was originally part of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Arizona State Capitol project from 1957. The Spire is 125 feet in height and was formally illuminated on 28 April 2004. Taliesin Architects. Arnold . . . — Map (db m40619) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Winslow — Standin' on the Corner ParkWinslow, Arizona
This area was dedicated on September 11, 1999 as a tribute to the memorable song of the 1970's that made Winslow, Arizona a town to sing about on famous Route 66. Route 66 Roadside Attraction Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark . . . — Map (db m36329) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Teatro Carmen
Named for its founder, Carmen Soto Vásquez, this was one of the first theaters in Tucson devoted exclusively to the presentation of dramatic works in Spanish. From the opening night, May 20, 1915, with a performance of "Cerebro y Corazón" by the . . . — Map (db m83233) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Temple of Music and Art
This cultural center was built through the efforts of the Saturday Morning Music Club. The grand opening October 28, 1927, starred violinist Jascha Heifetz. Many world-renowned artists followed upon the stage and in the galleries while local talent . . . — Map (db m26442) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — In Memory of Tom Mix
. . . — Map (db m26621) HM
Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — Tom Mix & Tony, Jr.
This is the original Tony, Jr. that was used for the memorial to Tom Mix which was dedicated on December 5, 1947, south of Florence. The silhouette was designed by Fernando Arriola. This Tony, Jr. was stolen and missing for two years. The . . . — Map (db m26672) HM
Arkansas (Carroll County), Eureka Springs — Eureka Springs Historical MuseumEstablished 1971 in Calif House

This three-story limestone building with metal-clad roof enclosing the top story was constructed in 1889 by Samuel L. Calif. For fifty years it served as a residence, general merchandise store, and boarding house. About 1948 the building was . . . — Map (db m90699) HM

Arkansas (Mississippi County), Osceola — Albert King
Moving to Osceola with his family at age 8, Blues legend Albert King (1923-1992) earned an early living picking cotton on nearby farms. King began his magnificent professional career in Osceola with his group, In The Groove Boys. King's T99 Club, . . . — Map (db m36412) HM
Arkansas (Mississippi County), Osceola — Billy Lee Riley
Billy Lee Riley began picking cotton at age 7 on the Jacksonville plantation in Osceola. Influenced by local bluesmen, Riley became a 1950s rockabilly star, recording his first hit, Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll, at Sun Studios. Retiring from music . . . — Map (db m36420) HM
Arkansas (Mississippi County), Osceola — Jimmy "Popeye" Thomas
Osceola native Jimmy Thomas split his youth working in cotton fields and playing local juke joints. As a teenager, he joined Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm as lead singer, later performing with the Ike and Tina Turner Review. Settling in London, . . . — Map (db m36419) HM
Arkansas (Mississippi County), Osceola — Reggie Young
Called the most prolific session guitarist of all time, Reggie Young grew up along the Cotton Highway in Osceola in the 1940s. Joining a multitude of famous artists, such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presely, the Beatles, and Willie Nelson, Young has . . . — Map (db m36409) HM
Arkansas (Mississippi County), Osceola — Son Seals
Osceola native Frank "Son" Seals (1942-2004) began playing professionally at 13 with Robert Nighthawk, then, formed his own band at 17, touring with Albert King. Winner of three W.C. Handy Awards for best blues recording of the year, Seals' riveting . . . — Map (db m36414) HM
Arkansas (Mississippi County), Osceola — Willie Bloom
Osceola's own "Sweet Man," Willie Bloom, captured Southern cotton workers' sentiment with his legendary Blues music dating back to 1918. Bloom, whose recordings included "Osceola Blues," played alongside musical giants such as W.C. Handy, Jimmy . . . — Map (db m36416) HM
Arkansas (Phillips County), Helena — 88 — The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Helena
Helena has played a vital role in blues history for artists from both sides of the Mississippi River. Once known as a “wide open” hot spot for music, gambling, and nightlife, Helena was also the birthplace of “King Biscuit . . . — Map (db m51907) HM
Arkansas (Pulaski County), North Little Rock — The Old Mill at T. R. Pugh Memorial Park
Dedicated August 6, 1933, as Pugh's Memorial Park, the Old Mill is a replica of an abandoned water-powered grist mill that would have been used by Arkansas pioneers in the 1800s. Although the Old Mill never actually operated as a mill, the iron . . . — Map (db m53181) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — “A People’s History of Telegraph Avenue”
Mural designed by Osha Newmann, painted with O’Brien Thiele, Janet Kranzberg, Daniel Galvez and many others Painted in 1976 Restored and enlarged in 1999 City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1990 The mural on this wall was painted . . . — Map (db m54696) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Annie and Bernard Maybeck HouseBernard Maybeck, Architect — 1933
City of Berkeley Landmarks designated in 1990 In 1901 architect Bernard Maybeck purchased ten acres of land here in La Loma Park. He built a sprawling brown shingle home for his family down the street in 1909 and subdivided the rest of his land . . . — Map (db m53862) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley Piano ClubWilliam L. Woollett, Architect, 1912
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 2005 The Berkeley Piano Club, dedicated to the performance and study of music, was founded in 1893 by a group of local women. Early meetings were held in members’ homes and later in a barn at the . . . — Map (db m54726) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Elks Club BuildingWalter H. Ratcliff, Architect — 1913
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1991 Berkeley’s Elks Club, the 1002nd Chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, was founded in 1905, just in time for members to assist those displaced by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. . . . — Map (db m54262) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Ennor’s Restaurant BuildingJames W. Plachek, Architect — John P. Brennan, Builder; 1923
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 2006 This reinforced concrete building with its articulated brick facade and simple classical detailing was built for Harvey and Marie Ennor at a time of energetic downtown development. They expanded a . . . — Map (db m54337) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Everett and Marie Glass HouseWilliam Wilson Wurster, Architect — 1938, 1941
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1995 The Glass House is considered one of the best residential works of Wurster, who was the founding dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. This simply detailed, shed roof house was built . . . — Map (db m53858) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Federal Land BankJames W. Plachek, Architect, 1938 — ELS Architects, 1999
City of Berkeley Landmark designated 1985 The Farm Credit Administration built this structure to house federal agricultural banking and financial agencies, including one of the 12 Federal Land Banks that assisted Depression-era farmers. Features . . . — Map (db m54258) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Golden Sheaf Bakery AnnexCity of Berkeley Landmark - designated in 1978 — Clinton Day, Architect, 1905 * Jim Novosel, Architect, 2000
Listed on the National Record of Historic Places In 1877, English immigrant John G. Wright founded the Golden Sheaf, Berkeley's first wholesale/retail bakery. The original bakery, with a public dining room, stood around the corner on Shattuck . . . — Map (db m50360) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Howard Automobile CompanyFrederick Reimers, Architect, 1930, Hayashida Architects, 2006 — Renovations for the Buddhist Churches of America, Jodo Shinshu Center
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1983 This Zig-Zag Moderne building, designed for the sale and servicing of Buick automobiles, captures the glamour, rising affluence, and sophistication of the post-World War I era. Charles Howard, who . . . — Map (db m54334) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — John Hinkel ParkClubhouse: John Gregg, Designer, 1918 — Amphitheater: Vernon Dean, Designer, 1934
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 2001 In 1919 John and Ada Hinkel donated seven hillside areas to the City of Berkeley in appreciation of the Boy Scouts’ service to the nation during the First World War. Before making their gift, the . . . — Map (db m53849) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Lorin Theater(Philips Temple C. M. E. Church) — City of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1982
Hiram Lovell, Architect, 1910, 1914 James W. Plachek, Architect, 1921 The popularity of early movies created a demand for new spaces to accommodate eager audiences. South Berkeley’s first neighborhood theater with 144 stools for seats was . . . — Map (db m53816) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Mrs. E.P. (Stella) King BuildingAlbert Dodge Coplin, Architect — 1901
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 2005 This corner store was built for Stella King’s dry goods business and upstairs residence. Until the shop closed in 1923, it was a gathering place where neighbors could find everything from sewing . . . — Map (db m54722) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Panoramic HillListed on the National Register of Historic Places — A National Historic District
Berkeley History The Panoramic Hill Historic District typifies Berkeley’s early hillside neighborhoods. Steep and narrow Panoramic Way, carved out in 1888, opened the hill to residential development. University professors and early Sierra Club . . . — Map (db m54694) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Site of David Park’s StudioBerkeley History
In the 1940s painter David Park (1911-1960) had a studio in a brick building that once occupied this site. Despite a well-received exhibition of his abstract expressionist works at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1948, Park rejected abstraction . . . — Map (db m52388) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Strand (Elmwood) TheaterAlbert W. Cornelius, Architect — 1914
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1982 Built as the Strand Theater in the Art Nouveau architectural style, this was one of the neighborhood’s first commercial structures. Admission was ten cents for adults, five for children and the theater . . . — Map (db m54813) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 22 — Studio Building 1905-06City of Berkeley Landmark No. 22 — National Register of Historic Places
First home of the California College of Arts and Crafts — Map (db m52397) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Temple of WingsBernard Maybeck/A. Randolph Monroe, Architects; 1911 — Edna Deakin/Clarence Dakin, Architects; 1924
City of Berkeley Landmarks designated in 1992 In one of Berkeley’s more eccentric experiments in living, Charles and Florence Boynton built their family residence as a version of a Greco-Roman temple with no walls. Two circular, open-air porches . . . — Map (db m53864) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — The Poetry GardenBerkeley Garden
This garden honors Berkeley’s many innovative poets, poetry presses and publications, and their creative legacy. It was dedicated in 1999 on the second anniversary of “Beat” poet Allen Ginsberg’s death. Through their writings, the . . . — Map (db m54191) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — The Shuman BlockMcDougall Brothers, Architects — 1906
Berkeley History Horse-drawn wagons once carried goods to the Berkeley Free Market housed here. In 1952 the structure was modernized to accommodate automobile showrooms, with artist studios above. Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Biscoff, William . . . — Map (db m54333) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Tupper & Reed BuildingWilliam Raymond Yelland, Architect; 1925 — Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1984 John Tupper and Lawrence Reed constructed this building for their music store, which they had established in Berkeley in 1906. University of California art professor Eugen Neuhaus complimented them . . . — Map (db m54507) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Whittier SchoolDragon, Schmidts, Hardman and Officer, Associated Architects, 1939 — Chester Bowles, Jr. and Associates, 1994
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1984 This reinforced concrete Moderne-style building replaced an 1892 wood frame school. Faculty of the original school planted the five Coast Redwoods at the southwestern edge of the school grounds. The . . . — Map (db m54192) HM
California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Workingman’s Hall1879 — Berkeley History
Originally located at Sixth and Delaware streets, this simple wooden building was constructed by volunteers from the Workingman’s Club, a west Berkeley political organization. Built as a reading room for laborers, it was used briefly as Berkeley’s . . . — Map (db m53836) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — A Haven for Artists
In the late 1800s, Joaquin Miller hosted gatherings of such notables as authors Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, Bret Harte and Prentice Mulford; English humorist and playwright Tom Hood; illustrator/engraver Frank Leslie; poet Walt Whitman, . . . — Map (db m71761) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — Heinolds’ First and Last Chance Saloon
Two plaques are placed on Heinold's First & Last Chance Saloon. above National Register of Historic Places Heinolds’ First and Last Chance Saloon in continuous operation on this site since 1883 and closely associated with . . . — Map (db m71296) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — Jack London1876-1916
In 1886, ten year old Jack London traveled to Oakland with his family and led the rough and ready life of countless other working class lads of that era. Though he labored at menial jobs, the world of books captured his imagination at an early age . . . — Map (db m71230) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — Jack LondonJanuary 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916
Oakland’s famed native son was the noted author of “The Call of the Wild”, “The Sea Wolf” and “South Sea Tales”. He was at various times a sailor, Alaskan gold miner, salmon fisher and longshoreman. For a . . . — Map (db m71295) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — Jack London’s Cabin
In 1968 Russ Kingman, an area businessman with a passion for Jack London, headed an expedition to the Alaskan wilderness to authenticate a tiny cabin discovered in the woods on the north fork of Henderson Creek. The cabin was said to be the . . . — Map (db m71293) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — Joaquin Miller’s Abbey
The tiny cottage known as “The Abbey” was built by the 19th century poet and environmentalist Joaquin Miller as part of a inspirational artists’ retreat. He purchased 70 grassy acres, parcel-by-parcel, in “The Hights” above . . . — Map (db m71759) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled
Edith Latham and her brother Milton had been gathering the memory of their parents in drawers, cabinets and living rooms until there was no longer space. Their need for a permanent storage site and longing to share the memories led them to imagine a . . . — Map (db m72711) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — CHL 107 — Poet of the Sierras
Joaquin Miller, “Poet of the Sierras,” resided on these acres, named by him “The Hights,” from 1886 to 1913. In this building known as The Abbey, he wrote “Columbus” and other poems. The surrounding trees were . . . — Map (db m71763) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — Seventh Street
Spine of West Oakland The elevated BART tracks are the latest link in Seventh Street's long history as the transportation spine of West Oakland. The street once led to the long Wharf and Mole on the western waterfront where the . . . — Map (db m92787) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — The Monument Loop: A Legacy
This 50-minute walk through the park features five rustic monuments. Four of them were hand-made by Joaquin Miller between 1892 and 1913. The walk is steep in places, but provides exhilarating views of the Bay and a visit to the Cascade. . . . — Map (db m71736) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — The Music They Played on 7th StreetOakland Walk of Fame — "The Harlem of the West Coast"
Honoring the rich musical heritage of the Blues, Jazz and Gospel artists who played on 7th Street Come explore and learn about a glorious brea in Oakland's musical history! The music they played on 7th Street, Oakland Walk of Game pays . . . — Map (db m92754) HM
California (Alameda County), Piedmont — Eucalyptus AmphitheaterSummer Theater in the Park
“Loves Labor Lost,” a comedy by William Shakespeare, was the first play performed in the Eucalyptus Amphitheater in the spring of 1908. Set in a grove of trees for which it was named, the theater had a unique stage from which some of the . . . — Map (db m72377) HM
California (Alameda County), Piedmont — Piedmont Art GalleryWorld Class Art Museum in the Park
In May 1907, patrons of the arts from around the Bay Area descended on Piedmont Park for the opening of the Piedmont Art Gallery. On display were 375 oil, pastel and watercolor paintings in four separate galleries. Under the guidance of . . . — Map (db m72320) HM
California (Amador County), Jackson — In Memoriam: The '49ers
They traveled here from family hearths throughout the world to mine Sierra’s treasures from the Golden Mother Lode. O’er claims where stood raw shacks and sailcloth tents the woodsmoke curled, while pick and shovel, pan and sluice marked where . . . — Map (db m42497) HM
California (Amador County), Pine Grove — Petroglyphs (Rock Carvings)
In addition to the bedrock mortars, over 363 petroglyph designs are carved into the surface of the marbleized outcropping of limestone. This association of rock art and grinding pits is unique in California. Except for one other small site, Chaw’se . . . — Map (db m71896) HM
California (Amador County), Sutter Creek — Levaggi Opera House
The front building built in 1860. The opera house was built on back in 1892 by John and Michael Levaggi, early pioneers and stone masons from Italy. Bricks used were kilned east of Sutter Creek and hauled to the site by twelve mule team. Amapola . . . — Map (db m29814) HM
California (Butte County), Oroville — Oroville Carnegie LibraryBuilt 1912
has been placed on National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior In 1911, Andrew Carnegie, Scottish industrialist, businessman, and major philanthropist, endowed upon City of Oroville $10,000 for . . . — Map (db m17229) HM
California (Butte County), Oroville — The American
Site of First Theater in Oroville The American (Seal of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976) — Map (db m65838) HM
California (Calaveras County), Angels Camp — 734 — Angels Hotel
C.C. Lake erected here a canvas hotel in 1851. It was replaced by a one-story wooden structure, and then by one of stone in 1855, with second story being added in 1857. Here, Samuel Clemens first heard the yarn, which was later to bring him fame as . . . — Map (db m17664) HM
California (Calaveras County), Murphys — William Gordon HuffE Clampus Vitus Wall of Comparative Ovations
William Gordon Huff 1903 ~ 1993 Sublime Nobel Grand Patriarch Grand Clamp Artist Visionary • Artist • Sculpture Bill conceived, named, and created E Clampus Vitus Wall of Comparative Ovations as a memorial to portray early . . . — Map (db m31195) HM
California (Contra Costa County), El Cerrito — Art and Culture in the City
Arts and culture have always been a part of El Cerrito. The City's Arts and Culture Commission, the El Cerrito Arts Association, and many businesses and organizations throughout the City work to engage, promote and celebrate El Cerrito's thriving . . . — Map (db m94184) HM
California (Contra Costa County), El Cerrito — El Cerrito Public Library
With an inventory of fifty books, El Cerrito's first public library was opened in the local post office in 1913. It moved several times before expanding and relocating to Stockton Avenue in 1949, becoming the first postwar library built in the Bay . . . — Map (db m91361) HM
California (Contra Costa County), El Cerrito — El Cerrito's Music Scene
Both El Cerrito's and Richmond's populations quadrupled between 1941 and 1945 due to the massive influx of wartime shipyard workers. These workers brought new musical styles, such as blues, western swing and country. This musical melting pot . . . — Map (db m94129) HM
California (Contra Costa County), El Cerrito — Master Craftsmen
Highly regarded French artisan plasterers, Joseph Laleux and Peter Allinio, both lived near here in the early 20th century. Individually, they worked on well-known projects as the Palace of Fine Arts, the Curran and Geary Theaters, and the original . . . — Map (db m94128) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Richmond — "The Sentinel"Kirk St, Maur — Sculptor
Dedicated October 20, 1984 Mayor Thomas J. Corcoran City of Richmond, California History of the Indian Statue The first Indian statue was commissioned and dedicated at this site in 1909 by the Women's Westside Improvement Club. . . . — Map (db m94712) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — Beniamino Bufano1898 - 1970
Hand of Peace, 1967 Born in Italy, Beniamino Bufano immigrated to the United States when he was three years old, and settled in San Francisco in 1915. A popular figure of the San Francisco art scene, Bufano was well . . . — Map (db m91551) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — 196 — Civic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse")1601 Civic Dr. — 1965
By the mid-1960s, community theater groups needed better performance space. The City re-purposed an obsolete walnut warehouse as the Civic Arts Theatre & Gallery - affectionately nicknamed "The Nuthouse." In 1990- and after extensive private . . . — Map (db m93756) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — 197 — Civic Arts Theatre ("Nuthouse")1601 Civic Dr. — 1965
In 1965, the City repurposed an abandoned walnut warehouse to house the Civic Arts Theatre & Gallery - affectionately nicknamed "The Nuthouse." Some 25 years later ant through extensive private fundraising, the Lesher Center of the Arts was built, . . . — Map (db m93784) HM
California (Humboldt County), Arcata — 28 — Minor TheatreClassic Commercial Style - 1914 — Architect: Franklin Georgeson
The nation's oldest theatre built for feature films was opened on December 3, 1914, by Isaac Minor with a silent film based on Charles Dickens' "The Chimes" directed by Herbert Blaché starring Tom Terriss. Arcata Historic Landmark #28 This . . . — Map (db m60930) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Arkley Center for the Performing ArtsThe State Theater
Richard Sweasey originally financed the construction of this theater which displays his name. Mr. Sweasey was a businessman in the early days of Eureka. Sweasey served as a member of the California State Legislature and several terms as a Humboldt . . . — Map (db m71971) HM
California (Humboldt County), Eureka — Clarke Memorial Museum
Dedicated to the memory of my parents Joseph H. & Annie F. Clarke and other pioneers of Northwestern California by Cecile Clarke Dedicated August 21, 1960 by the Native Sons of the Golden West — Map (db m1505) HM
California (Imperial County), Holtville — Harold Bell WrightPreacher-Writer-Outdoorsman — May 4, 1872 - May 24, 1944
Harold Bell Wright rose from poverty to become "America's favorite author" for the first three decades of the 20th Century. Many of his 19 books were best sellers and made into both "silent" and later "talkies". They include '"The Winning of . . . — Map (db m62033) HM
California (Imperial County), Holtville — 1034 — Site of Rancho El Tecolote
Prolific author Harold Bell Wright purchased 160 acres here in 1907. While living in a tent he built Rancho El Tecolote, constructing a woven arrow weed studio in 1908 and a ranch house in 1909. From 1907 to 1916 he wrote three best sellers, . . . — Map (db m62032) HM
California (Imperial County), Jacumba — 939 — Desert Tower
Bert Vaughn of Jacumba built the stone tower in 1922-23 to commemorate the pioneers and road and railroad builders who opened the area. In the 1930s W.T. Ratcliffe carved the stone animal figures which lurk in the rocks surrounding the tower, . . . — Map (db m50214) HM
California (Inyo County), Independence — 229 — Mary Austin’s Home
1868 – 1934 “But if ever you come beyond the borders as far as the town that lies in a hill dimple at the foot of Kearsarge, never leave it until you have knocked on the door of the brown house under the willow-tree at the end of the . . . — Map (db m2955) HM
California (Inyo County), Lone Pine — Joshua Tree
Have you found what you're looking for? — Map (db m72565) HM
California (Inyo County), Lone Pine — Lone Pine Film Museum
This Plaque Presented to The Beverly and Jim Rogers Lone Pine Film Museum to Honor Masons and Shriners. Dedicated to all Masons and Shriners who appeared in movies filmed in the Alabama Hills, Lone Pine and surrounding areas. Presented by Kerak . . . — Map (db m72578) HM
California (Inyo County), Lone Pine — Movie Flats
Since 1920, hundreds of movies and TV episodes, including Gunga Din, How The West Was Won, Khyber Rifles, Bengal Lancers, and High Sierra, along with, The Lone Ranger and Bonanza, with such stars as Tom Mix, Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, Gary . . . — Map (db m52103) HM
California (Kern County), Kernville — Bob PowersJune 7, 1924 – September 11, 2002
A fifth generation native of Kern River Valley, Bob is best remembered for the 9 history books he wrote. Without him much of what happened in our valley’s past would have been lost. He was a cowboy, cattleman, ranger, family man and historian. But . . . — Map (db m25238) HM
California (Kern County), Randsburg — The Commerical HotelMy Place Dance Hall / Orpheum Theater — 1895 Centennial 1995
The Commercial Hotel The mining boom of 1922 created a demand for more hotels. To help fill this demand Mrs. Artibe had the Commercial Hotel built in 1922. The lumber for this hotel was finished by the Johannesburg Lumber Company. My Place . . . — Map (db m53856) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — 28 — 1915 Street Dance Mural
A street dance held in 1915 commemorated the first electric streetlights installed in Tehachapi. The site of the dance was the corner of Green and F Street. The building there housed the Masonic Lodge and Post Office in 1915, and the mural shows the . . . — Map (db m53119) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — 20 — Beekay TheatreDedicated on the day, December 6, 2008 — City of Tehachapi - Respecting Our Past – Planning Our Future
Originally opened in 1936, the Beekay Theatre survived the historic earthquake of 1952 and endured a number of façade changes before burning in the 1990’s. The reconstruction preserves the original façade behind, which lies a fully modern theatre. . . . — Map (db m52969) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — 25 — People of the MountainsThe Nuwa Tribe
In this village scene from before contact with the white man, women weave baskets and grind foodstuffs in bedrock mortars. Children play games, as the men make tools and weave rabbit pelt blankets. The border shows more recent members and elders of . . . — Map (db m52990) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — 26 — Red Front Blacksmith Shop Mural
The original Red Front Blacksmith Shop was located directly across the street from this mural. The workers pictured represent many local ranching families. The images in the ovals next to the buildings show scenes from Tehachapi's ranching history. . . . — Map (db m53116) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — 27 — Tehachapi Loop Mural
The Tehchapi Loop put Tehachapi on the map when it was completed in 1876. Before that time there was no rail access across the Tehachapi Mountains. The historic Loop is pictured here, circa 1952, with a trompe l'oeil effect showing damage to the . . . — Map (db m53117) HM
California (Kern County), Tehachapi — The Legend of Avelino Martinez
Avelino Martinez was of Mexican, Indian and Chinese descent, four feet-four inches tall and thirteen years of age when he came with a group of drovers to the United States from Sonora, Mexico, searching for his father. He worked as a groom for . . . — Map (db m52918) HM
California (Lake County), Upper Lake — Harriet Lee Hammond Library
This redwood paneled craftsman style building was constructed in 1916. The architect was no less than the nephew of Henry Wordsworth Longfellow. Members of the community donated time and money to build the library. Most notable of the donators was . . . — Map (db m48413) HM
California (Lassen County), Westwood — Paul BunyanThe Legend Lives On
Paul Bunyan has been the hero of lumberjack whopper tales that were handed down for generations in the camps of White Pine lumbermen in the north eastern forests of America. In 1913 the Walker family who owned the Red River Mill in Minnesota, moved . . . — Map (db m56687) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hawthorne — 1041 — Site of the Childhood Home of The Beach Boys
It was here in the home of parents Murry and Audree that Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson grew to manhood and developed their musical skills. During Labor Day weekend 1961, they, with cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine, gathered here to record a . . . — Map (db m59320) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — Award of Excellence KTLA-TV
Award of Excellence KTLA-TV The first television station west of the Mississippi, KTLA-5 has been a part of Los Angeles broadcasting since January 22, 1947. — Map (db m32469) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — 44 — Site of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel7000 Hollywood Blvd — 44
Built in 1927 by a group of celebrities that included Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Louis B. Mayer. Site of the first Academy Awards in 1929. A hideaway for Clark Gable and Carol Lombard. Marilyn Monroe did her first commerical shoot by the . . . — Map (db m77069) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — 37 — Site of the Pig' N Whistle6714 Hollywood Blvd. — 37
Sidney Hoedemaker opened Hollywood's first family restaurant (that welcomed children) in 1927 and featured rich, hand-carved wood decor. Popular tunes were played on a pipe organ. The Hollywood Glee Club performed Friday evenings. Loreatta Young . . . — Map (db m77067) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Hollywood — Site of Warner Pacific Theatre6423-6445 Hollywood Blvd — 12
Built by Warner Bros. in 1928 to be the crown jewel of its West Coast theaters. Sam Warner oversaw construction but died before it was completed. His ghost is said to haunt the building. The Italian Renaissance exterior design theme is continued . . . — Map (db m77068) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Long Beach — 17 — Recreation
This mosaic tile mural, one of the largest in the world with more than 466,000 California tiles, was created by dozens of artists as a W.P.A. Federal Arts Project in 1937 to grace the facade of the Municipal Auditorium. It was saved from demolition . . . — Map (db m72453) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Long Beach — The Campbell Mural
In March 2008, during a routine roof replacement on the Lafayette building's 11th floor patio, workers uncovered the 8 by 8 foot tile mural of a kneeling camel in front of the Pyramids of Giza. The vintage 1920's mural lay beneath two tons of . . . — Map (db m72686) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Apex / Club AlabamHistoric Central Avenue Jazz Corridor — 42nd St. [sic] and Central Av.
Curtis Mosby, the conductor of the Dixieland Blue Blowers, opened the Apex on Thanksgiving 1928. The classy nightclub was home to revues featuring beautiful showgirls in extravagant costumes. Johnny Otis led the house band, but Alabam . . . — Map (db m51175) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Merced TheatreEl Pueblo de Los Angeles
The Merced Theatre was built in 1870 and is one of the oldest structures erected in Los Angeles for the presentation of dramatic performances. It served as the center of theatrical activity in the city from 1871 to 1876. The theatre was built by . . . — Map (db m50952) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — The Downbeat ClubHistoric Central Avenue Jazz Corridor — 4201 Central Avenue
The Down Beat was part of what was known during the War years as “Little Harlem”. It was a popular destination for Hollywood celebrities and the upper-class residents of Beverly Hills. Buddy Collete created his Stars of Swing in 1946 at . . . — Map (db m51234) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Pacoima — 716 — The Griffith Ranch
Originally part of the San Fernando mission lands, this ranch was purchased by David Wark Griffith, revered pioneer of silent motion pictures in 1912, it provided the locale for many western thrillers, including "Custer's Last Stand", and was . . . — Map (db m54717) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Gabriel — The Mission Playhouse
The Mission Playhouse, now the San Gabriel Civic Auditorium, was built by John Steven McGroaty to present his epic Mission Play. The play told the story of the California Missions and the lives of the people around them. Beginning in 1912, it . . . — Map (db m66583) HM
California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 98001633 — The Warner Grand Theatre
Opened as the Warner Brothers Theatre on January 20, 1931, it was designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca and interior designer Anthony B. Heinsbergen and was the first sound-equipped theater in the South Bay. Jack Warner called it "The castle of . . . — Map (db m81922) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Watts — Watts TowersNational Historic Landmark — [Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park]
Panel 1: Watts Towers California Historical Landmark No. 993 Panel 2: Unconventional Life, Unconventional Art Simon Rodia has been referred to as a visionary and a man of great passion. A self-taught laborer from . . . — Map (db m51953) HM
California (Madera County), Madera — Madera County Library Service
Starting in 1901 with a book on lumber, the library moved from place to place until 1917, when this historic building was built with county funds only. That eliminated strings from grants. An example of home rule. This was the first free library in . . . — Map (db m34944) HM
California (Marin County), San Rafael — The Belrose Theater
In 1976 the Cultural Affairs Commission designated this building, by virtue of its Gothic window, historically & culturally of major significance. In 1913 St. Matthew's German Evangelical Church built this structure at a cost . . . — Map (db m63858) HM
California (Marin County), Tiburon — 1890’s Drawbridge Gatehouse120 Main Street
Until 1920s a drawbridge connected Main Street and Beach Road. Artist’s studio for the “Society of Six”, renowned early California Painters. Moved from 130 Main Street in the 1960’s. — Map (db m69439) HM
California (Marin County), Tiburon — James Yeh Jau Liu
At this site – 34 Main St. James Yeh Jau Liu (1910 - 2003) World Renowned Chinese Watercolorist and Tiburon’s Artist Laureate Operated Han Syl Studio from 1967 to 2003 Over the 35 years of offering his paintings to . . . — Map (db m69203) HM
California (Mariposa County), Yosemite National Park — The Art of Thomas HillHill's Studio Yosemite National Park — Inspiring Preservation
Along with other accomplished artists of his time, including Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran, Thomas Hill's large-scale oil paintings of Yosemite captured the attention of people across America, visually introducing them to magnificence of . . . — Map (db m84190) HM
California (Mendocino County), Ukiah — 926 — Sun House
This house, constructed in 1911-12, is a unique craftsman style redwood building which incorporates northwestern Indian designs into its architecture. The sun house was designed by George Wilcox and John W. and Grace Carpenter Hudson. Dr. Hudson was . . . — Map (db m71925) HM
California (Monterey County), Big Sur — House with a View
A luxurious home enjoyed magnificent views from this site. These walls and terraces are all that remain of a residence built in 1940 for Lathrop and Helen Hooper Brown. The Browns decorated the house with art by Degas, Dufy and Gauguin. They . . . — Map (db m68633) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Edward Ricketts1897-1948
Marine biologist, philosopher, writer, ecologist, and friend to many. Immortalized as “Doc” of John Steimbeck’s Cannery Row, the real man had a profound influence on the thinking of writers, artists, and scientists through his . . . — Map (db m54904) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — FictionHistoric Cannery Row
Author John Steinbeck won both the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for literature. Many of his novels were set in the Monterey Bay area and the Salinas Valley. Ed Ricketts was both a friend and mentor, who influenced the writer’s ecological view of human . . . — Map (db m55160) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Golden State Theatre
Built in 1926 and designed by Reid Brothers, architects of many California landmarks, this theatre was the first to show sound movies on the Monterey Peninsula. Old Monterey Hotel * Across Street Casa Sanchez * Across Street See map on . . . — Map (db m63518) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Grand Procrastination
This simple bronze plaque honoring the work of John Steinbeck was sculptured in 1938 by William Gordon Huff. It was dedicated that same year by noted Western historian Dr. Charles L. Camp with all the unwavering oratorical profundity which . . . — Map (db m54906) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Hurray for HollywoodHistoric Cannery Row
Ever since Thomas Edison’s movie camera captured those first quick, flickering moments of time, Hollywood has been coming to Monterey. More than 60 feature films have been shot in Monterey, and Cannery Row has been one of Hollywood’s favorite . . . — Map (db m55194) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — John SteinbeckHistoric Cannery Row
The real neighborhood of John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. Real people and places in the neighborhood of Monterey’s old Ocean View Avenue inspired fictional characters and establishments in the mind of John Steinbeck. Published in 1945, his . . . — Map (db m55081) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — John Steinbeck and the Lara-Soto Adobe
In October 1944, John Steinbeck, his second wife Gwyn, and their infant son Thom returned to Monterey. On November 10, 1944 they moved into the Lara-Soto Adobe, “a house I have wanted since I was a little kid.” Here he wrote The . . . — Map (db m63314) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — La Ida Café
The building historically contained Edith's Restaurant, the model for John Steinbeck's La Ida Café and the character of Wide Ida in The Novellas Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday — Map (db m81954) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Mary Corning Winslow Black Studio
Mary Corning Winslow Black, a noted Monterey artist designed and built this home in 1930. This structure is an example of Spanish eclectic architecture and is included on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m63507) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — Robert Louis Stevenson House
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California (Monterey County), Monterey — Stevenson House
House where Robert Louis Stevenson lived in the latter part of 1879. — Map (db m63478) HM
California (Monterey County), Monterey — The Stevenson House
Robert Louis Stevenson visited Monterey for three and a half months in the fall of 1879. He came to win the hand of Mrs. Fanny Osbourne. During part of his stay, it is believed he occupied the second-floor room of this house, which was then called . . . — Map (db m68859) HM
California (Monterey County), Pacific Grove — 839 — Chautauqua Hall
The first Chautauqua in the west. Organized at Pacific Grove in June 1879, for the presentation of “moral attractions” and “the highest grade of concerts and entertainment.” Known world wide as . . . — Map (db m63664) HM
California (Monterey County), Pacific Grove — John DenverHenry John Deutschendorf, Jr.
In Commemoration of John Denver Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. Dedicated September 23, 2007 at the site of crash of John’s plane, Long EZ N555JD “... So welcome the wind and the wisdom she offers, Follow her summons when . . . — Map (db m63662) HM
California (Monterey County), Salinas — Site of the First Salinas Library
On this site stood the first Salinas Library. Funds were raised through the efforts of the citizens of Salinas and a pledge from Andrew Carnegie. Designed by Jacob Lenzen, the library opened Nov. 5. 1909, demolished in Aug. 1960. The above plaque . . . — Map (db m63633) HM
California (Monterey County), Salinas — The Salinas Railway Station
The train was important to Salinas and to agriculture. Steinbeck's characters arrive and leave at the Salinas train station. Molly Morgan arrives at the train depot before taking the bus to the pastures of heaven in East of Eden, Adam's . . . — Map (db m81792)
California (Monterey County), Salinas — N2098 — The Steinbeck House132 Central Avenue — Salinas, California
This beautiful Victorian was built by merchant J. J. Conner in 1897, and sold at the turn of the century to John Ernst and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. On February 27,1902 John Steinbeck was born in what is now the reception room. He remained a . . . — Map (db m25107) HM
California (Monterey County), Soledad — One Voice Murals ProjectArts & Leadership Program
[1998] With the Santa Lucia, Gabilan mountain ranges and Pinnacles National Monument as the backdrop, Soledad has a rich history rooted in the original Spanish Mission land grants of early California. Soledad's original agricultural base was . . . — Map (db m41124) HM
California (Napa County), Napa — Ars Longa Vita Brevis(Life is Brief But Art Endures)
Historic Events in Napa History Alan Sheep's historical mosaic reveals the Napa Valley's role in the epic of the American West. The work of art captures the essence of the Napa Valley story, its glories and its tragedies. "The . . . — Map (db m92524) HM
California (Napa County), Napa — Napa - Birthplace of the Loudspeaker and the Magnavox Corp.
Peter Jensen and Edwin Pridham's invention occurred at 1606 F St. in May of 1915. This statue, unveiled on May 18, 1985 is the work of Napa sculptor Franco Vianello — Map (db m91327) HM
California (Napa County), Pope Valley — 939 — Litto’s Hubcap Ranch
This is one of California's exceptional Twentieth Century folk art environments. Over a period of 30 years, Emanuele 'Litto' Damonte (1892-1985), with the help of his neighbors, collected more than 2,000 hubcaps. All around Hubcap Ranch are . . . — Map (db m41663) HM
California (Napa County), St. Helena — Robert Louis Stevenson
In 1880 Robert Louis Stevenson, for health reasons, spent a week with his bride in one of Sam Brannan’s cottages in Calistoga. He then spent nearly two months on Mt. St. Helena at the old Silverado Mine, scene of the Silverado Squatters. — Map (db m54565) HM
California (Napa County), St. Helena — Sophie Alstrom Mitchell
Home of Sophie Alstrom Mitchell From 1862 to 1882 An artist noted for her water color paintings of California wildflowers Dedicated April 16, 1988 Napa County Chapter, California Native Plant Society Napa County Museum . . . — Map (db m91726) HM
California (Nevada County), Nevada City — 863 — Nevada Theater
California’s oldest existing theater building. The Nevada opened September 9, 1865. Celebrities such as Mark Twain, Jack London and Emma Nevada have appeared on its stage. Closed in 1957. The theater was later purchased through public donations and . . . — Map (db m10828) HM
California (Nevada County), Norden — 19 — Charlie Chaplin’s Gold Rush
History Love - Excitement - Pathos - Humor. It’s all in “The Gold Rush” which was filmed at Sugar Bowl (and Truckee). “The Gold Rush,” written, produced, directed, and starring Charlie Chaplin was one of . . . — Map (db m81934) HM
California (Orange County), Anaheim — Helena Modjeska
This statue is the oldest public works of art project of its type in Orange County. Sponsored by the State Emergency Relief Administration, the Anaheim Rotary Club and the City of Anaheim, it was originally dedicated on September 15, 1935. . . . — Map (db m51967) HM
California (Orange County), Fountain Valley — 26 — Fountain Valley Drive-In
Opened on July 12, 1967 and was part of the Pacific Theater Group. The Nations largest Drive-In and it contained the only fountains in town. Demolished in 1984 — Map (db m59759) HM
California (Orange County), Modjeska Canyon — 205 — Modjeska's Home
Famous as the home of Madame Modjeska, one of the world's great actresses, it was designed by Stanford White in 1888 on property called the Forest of Arden. Sold soon after her retirement, it remains a monument to the woman who contributed . . . — Map (db m50303) HM
California (Placer County), Auburn — The Historic Cooper Amphitheater
Kiosk Side A: Creating Jobs and Building Community It started as an ”unsightly maze and tangle of briars, brush and junk”… It became ”one of the finest open air amphitheaters in northern . . . — Map (db m52855) HM
California (Plumas County), Meadow Valley — Meadow Valley Historical Site
Here early residents of what was then an isolated valley created their own cultural center. On land deeded by Richard Jacks, through subscription and donated labor, they constructed the first public school of the area. Across the way shortly . . . — Map (db m56532) HM
California (Riverside County), Hemet — 1009 — "Ramona"
Within this valley was laid part of the scene, and here resided a number of the characters portrayed in Helen Hunt Jackson's historical novel, "Ramona", which depicted life and presented the status of the Indians of many great ranchos in early . . . — Map (db m50997) HM
California (Riverside County), Palm Springs — HSPB-7 — Frances S. Stevens School
Prescott T. Stevens, developer of the El Mirador Hotel, donated this site and the funds to build the Frances S. Stevens School, in memory of his wife and her interest in education. The first two rooms were completed in 1927. Katherine Finchy, who . . . — Map (db m82139) HM
California (Riverside County), Palm Springs — HSPB-22A — Plaza Theatre
The Plaza Theatre opened in December 1936 with a screening of "Camille", a tragic love story starring Robert Taylor and Greta Garbo; actor Ralph Bellamy served as master of ceremonies for this event which attracted about 40 Hollywood celebrities. . . . — Map (db m82142) HM
California (Riverside County), Palm Springs — HSPS-13 — Welwood Murray Memorial Library
In 1938 George Welwood Murray donated this land to provide for a library as a memorial to his father, Welwood Murray, pioneer hotel operator. Cornelia white donated an additional strip of property on the eastern end of the site. The existing . . . — Map (db m52732) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Charles A. “Charlie” King1821 – 1857 — Actor – Comedian – Entrepreneur
A native of Jamaica Plains, near Boston, Charley King came to Sacramento in the early 1850’s. He was a member of the theatrical company that opened the American Theater on the evening of September 9, 1851, it’s owner-proprietor was Dr. Volney . . . — Map (db m14037) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Georgia FisherA Monument Love Story Restoration Project
Georgia Fisher died on December 27, 1875. Martin Bergman, Georgia’s fiancée, was one of Sacramento’s earliest premiere potters and sculptures. Shortly after her death, Martin, together with his father and brother, created a beautiful monument on her . . . — Map (db m14034) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Margaret Rhodes Crocker1822 – 1901 — Wife of Edwin Bryant Crocker
The donation of her late husband’s art collection to the city in 1885 gave Sacramento the first and finest art gallery west of the Mississippi. Other philanthropic gestures during her lifetime, which included generous support of the Protestant . . . — Map (db m10769) HM
California (San Benito County), Hollister — State Theatre
The State Theatre opened on July, 25, 1930, featuring The Social Lion. The terrazzo sidewalk is all that remains on the once “handsome theatre.” — Map (db m55216) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Barstow — Amiel Weeks Whipple1817-1863
His Expedition for a transcontinental railroad, crossed the Colorado River on Feb. 27, 1854 and 3 weeks later reached Los Angeles, receiving aid from the Mojave Indians. The Atcheson, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad followed Whipple’s trail for much of . . . — Map (db m50577) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Barstow — Father Garces1738-1781
In early 1776, he set out northward from Yuma Villages on the Colorado River on a journey that took him across the Mojave Desert to the Mission of San Gabriel. He was a master of finding guides who would escort him through their own lands. — Map (db m50562) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Barstow — General Steven Watts Kearny1794-1848
He was “the Father of the US Calvary” and President Polk named him “Commander of the Army of the West”. In 1848 he went from Santa Fe, NM on to CA with 100 men on an arduous trip across our desert and on to a battle at San . . . — Map (db m50576) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Barstow — Jedediah Smith1798-1831
In 1826 he led a party of 17 men through the territory of the Mojave Indians, then west across our Great desert. During the trek, the heat became so intense that it forced him and his men to bury themselves in the sand to keep cool. They were the . . . — Map (db m50571) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Barstow — John Charles Fremont1813-1890
Called “Pathfinder”, he was known as the west’s greatest adventurer, noted for bravery and his meticulously recorded notes on vegetation and geography. On his 3rd expedition across California in 1845 he, along with Kit Carson, led the . . . — Map (db m50572) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Barstow — Kit Carson1809 - 1868
At 19, he was hired for an expedition to California. They traveled south of the Grand Canyon, crossed the Colorado, then followed the dry bed of the Mojave River and crossed the mountains at Cajon Pass to arrive at San Gabriel Mission in early 1830. . . . — Map (db m50573) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Barstow — Mojave Runners
The Mojave Indian Runners helped get messages and information to far flung villages. They could run up to 100 miles a day barefoot and only donned sandals on very rocky or spiney [sic] areas. A group of them met Capt. John Fremont in 1844 near where . . . — Map (db m50542) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Barstow — The California Gold Rush
With the discovery of gold in California in 1848, it’s statehood in 1850, and the resulting emigration to the west, the interest of the government in exploring a rail link to the Pacific became serious in the early 1850’s. Not only would a Pacific . . . — Map (db m50558) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Barstow — The Harvey House
In the late 1800’s to 1930’s, rail travel was considered the choice of transportation, Fred Harvey had set up a string of dining rooms and boarding housed for Santa Fe passengers. In 1911, Mr. Harvey opened million dollar “Casa Del . . . — Map (db m50535) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Barstow — The Mormon Trail
The Southern Route of the Mormon Trail followed paths explored by Father Garces and Jedediah Smith. In 1848, Mormon Battalion Captain Jefferson Hunt trailed cattle to Utah on this trail. The Daniel Davis family, also of the Mormon Battalion, . . . — Map (db m50580) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Barstow — Waterman Junction Becomes Barstow 1886William Barstow Strong
In 1885, the California Southern R.R. Co. connected with the Atlantic and Pacific R.R. line on the Mojave River creating Waterman Junction. Being named for Governor Waterman, owner of Waterman Mine and a mill nearby. A post office was . . . — Map (db m50533) HM
California (San Diego County), Ramona — Ramona Town Hall
Dedicated on Washington's birthday, February 22, 1894, this building was given to the townspeople of Nuevo (as Ramona was then known) by a rancher and financier Augustus Barnett and his wife Martha. Feeling that the local schoolhouse was not a . . . — Map (db m82350) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Balboa Park
The city’s haven for culture and leisure San Diego’s Cultural Oasis Located just minutes away from downtown San Diego, Balboa Park provides an enriching experience for more than 14 million visitors from near and far each year. Referred to . . . — Map (db m73907) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Balboa Theatre
The Balboa Theatre Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1924 — Map (db m51457) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — Lt. George H. Derby
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California (San Francisco City and County), San Francico — Isadora Duncan1878 – 1927
Daughter of California Pioneers America’s Genius of Dance was born on this site. She created a new art form, liberating the dance as an expression of life. She believed and taught that “no education is complete without the . . . — Map (db m72365) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — American ZoetropeThe Historic Sentinel Building
The historic Sentinel Building has been the home of American Zoetrope since 1971. We have written, edited, and sound mixed many of our films here including Godfather I and II, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, The Black Stallion and Rumble . . . — Map (db m71451) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — 25 — Andrea's Fountain
Then-owner William Roth selected Ruth Asawa, well known for her abstract, wire-woven sculptures, to design and create the centerpiece fountain for Ghirardelli Square. Although it was unveiled among some controversy in 1968, Asawa's objective was to . . . — Map (db m90225) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Ashurbanipal MonumentThe Assyrians
The Assyrians formed one of the earliest great empires in the world. Their civilization dates from 2700 B.C. with the important cultural centers at Ashur and Nineveh north of modern Baghdad. Beginning as a river civilization in Mesopotamia between . . . — Map (db m32080) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Blanco's Café & Music BoxUptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks — 1907 - 1940
French restaurant and “Parlor House”, Blanco's Cafe & Hotel was known as one of San Francisco's popular entertainment spots for the wealthy offering fine food, gambling and fancy women as a house of assignation. The great depression . . . — Map (db m91654) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Bryant Street
This marker consists of six plaques arranged in a 2 X 3 pattern. The top left plaque is the title plaque and may contain some text. The top right plaque displayed an arrow which points in the direction of the named street. Other plaques contain . . . — Map (db m92822) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Cadillac HotelUptown Tenderloin Historic District — c. 1907
Designed by Frederick H. Mayer in 1907. First structure built in the Uptown Tenderloin after San Francisco's 1906 earthquake and fire. San Francisco Landmark No. 176. Boxer Muhammed Ali (known as Cassius Clay at the time) trained in the Hotel's . . . — Map (db m63863) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — CHL 86 — California Theatre
On this site January 18, 1869 The California Theatre Built by William C. Ralston Opened with the following stock company John McCullough • Lawrence Barrett • Harry Edwards • Willie Edouin • E.B. Holmes • William Mestayer • John T. . . . — Map (db m72137) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Former Film ExchangeUptown Tenderloin Historic District
144 Leavenworth Street c. 1922 Former Film Exchange Originally owned by legendary San Francisco real estate developer Louis R. Lurie. This building is listed in The National Register of Historic Places Uptown Tenderloin . . . — Map (db m63655) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — George Sterling Park and the Alice Marble Tennis Courts
George Sterling 1869 – 1926 George Sterling represented California in the world of poetry for a generation. His works included “A Wine of Wizardry.” “Testimony of the Suns,” and “The House of . . . — Map (db m69986) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Guillermo Granizo1923 – 1996
This ceramic mural is the work of Guillermo Granizo, a native San Francisco Artist. Shortly after Guillermo’s birth in 1923 the Granizo Family moved to Nicaragua for a period of eleven years. The family then returned to San Francisco. Extensive . . . — Map (db m72524) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Home of Benjamen Chinn1921 – 2009
Photographer Benjamen Chinn was born, raised and spent virtually his entire live in this house. Chinn is best known for his iconic photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown and Paris, France. — Map (db m70834) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Hotel JeffersonUptown Tenderloin Historic District — Formerly Hotel Ormond c. 1909
The 2006 movie, The Pursuit of Happyness, was filmed at the Jefferson, as was the 1996-2001 television series, Nash Bridges. This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m90132) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Huntington Park/Fountain of the Tortoises
Huntington Park On this site in 1872, General David D. Colton, a railroad attorney, built one of the most elaborate residences ever seen in San Francisco. The classic white wooden mansion featured an entry flight of marble steps leading to a . . . — Map (db m63532) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Jack London
To mark the birthplace of the noted author Jack London January 12, 1876 The original home on this site, then known as 615 Third Street was destroyed in the fire of April 18, 1906 Placed by the California Historical . . . — Map (db m21203) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — John's GrillFriends of Libraries U.S.A. — Literary Landmarks Register
John's Grill site where Dashiell Hammett wrote "The Maltese Falcon" "Spade went to John's Grill and asked the waiter to hurry his order of chops, baked potatoes, sliced tomatoes... and was smoking a cigarette with his coffee when... " is . . . — Map (db m74107) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Luisa Tetrazzini
To Remember Christmas Eve • 1910 when Luisa Tetrazzini sang to the people of San Francisco on this spot — Map (db m90840) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Miles Archer
On approximately this spot Miles Archer, partner of Sam Spade, was done in by Brigid O’Shaughnessy — Map (db m71672) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Music in the Military: Presidio Band Barracks
The building to the right was a band barracks, Music kept the Army marchers in step, rallied troops in battle, enhanced ceremonies and solemnized burials. Each day at the Presidio began at 6 a.m. with the boom of a cannon and a bugle sounding a . . . — Map (db m72482) HM

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