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San Francisco Lawn Bowling Clubhouse and Greens

 
 
San Francisco Lawn Bowling Clubhouse and Greens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 14, 2010
1. San Francisco Lawn Bowling Clubhouse and Greens Marker
Inscription.
A San Francisco City
Landmark No. 181

California's
First Municipal
Lawn Bowling Greens
Established 1901

 
Location. 37° 46.121′ N, 122° 27.541′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Bowling Green Drive north of Martin Luther King Jr Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Public Children's Playground in the United States (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Conservatory (approx. ¼ mile away); The Doughboy (approx. 0.8 miles away); The San Francisco Columbarium (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. John's Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Rainbow Flag (approx. 1.4 miles away); Harvey Milk (approx. 1.4 miles away); Westerfield House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. The History of Lawn Bowling. A history of lawn bowling, by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. (Submitted on March 18, 2010.) 

2. SFLBC History. A history of the San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club, by the San Francisco
San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club Centenary Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 14, 2010
2. San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club Centenary Plaque
On October 7, 1901 the St. Andrew‚s Society, a Scottish fraternal organization, formed a lawn bowling club in San Francisco....A game was bowled on the spot on October 18, 1901 using wooden bowls brought from Scotland by several members of the organizing group. - from the San Francisco Bowling Club History webpage.
Recreation and Park Department:The San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club is the oldest public club in the country and boasts the first municipal lawn bowling green opened in the United States. It's the oldest club on the west coast. The Club elected its first woman president, Catherine Remedios, in 2000. With a current membership of 130+, SFLBC is a member of the Pacific Inter-Mountain Division (PIMD) of the US Lawn Bowls Association, which also has other divisions and clubs throughout the United States. (Submitted on March 18, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
Bowling Green (#1) and Clubhouse image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 14, 2010
3. Bowling Green (#1) and Clubhouse
The marker is visible between the two clubhouse doors, while the centenary plaque is to the right of the rightmost door.
 
 
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