San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Amundsen Monument is a bauta, or stone shaft, of Norwegian granite which was donated by Bay Area Norwegians March 1, 1930.
Location. 37° 46.196′ N, 122° 30.629′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Great Highway and John F. Kennedy, Jr. Drive, on the right when traveling north on Great Highway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Great Highway, San Francisco CA 94121, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The New Cliff House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Schooner Parallel “Blown to Atoms” 1887 (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of Adolph Sutro (approx. 0.7 miles away); Peoples of the Coast - Why did they live here? (approx. ¾ mile away); Heavy Cruiser USS San Francisco (CA38) (approx. 0.9 miles away); This Memorial to Rear Admiral Daniel J. Callaghan (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (approx. 0.9 miles away); FDR's Salute (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a rock in front of a larger monument in the parking lot of the Beach Chalet, on the western edge of Golden Gate Park.
Also see . . .
1. The Roald Amundsen Monument - Or The Ship That Isn't There. The Western Neighborhoods Project's history of the Gjoa as it relates to San Francisco, by Hamilton Barrett. Includes photos.
2. The Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant - San Francisco. The Beach Chalet Restaurant's website. Includes a virtual tour of the structure, which is well worth viewing for the WPA murals that decorate the inside of the buidling. The Beach Chalet was declared an officially designated city historical landmark (#179) on December 22, 1985.
3. Roald Amundsen. Wikipedia.org's biography of Amundsen.
4. Gjøa. Wikipedia.org's history of the Gjøa, telling how the sloop, built in 1872, started out as a herring fishing vessel, then became an explorer's vessel, and then a neglected landmark.
Categories. • Exploration • Notable Persons • Waterways & Vessels •
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