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The Salvation Army

 
 
The Salvation Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein
1. The Salvation Army Marker
The marker is mounted at ground level. This may not have always been so, because there is edging around 3 sides of the marker, but not the ground side. The marker appears to have been cut to fit against the sidewalk. Also, the last digit in the date appears to have been cut - it may not be a "9".
Inscription.
On this site the work of
The Salvation Army
on the Pacific Coast
was started by Major Alfred Wells
July 22nd, 1883


San Francisco
July 21st, 1939

 
Erected 1939.
 
Location. 37° 47.808′ N, 122° 24.22′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Montgomery Street north of Jackson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 809 Montgomery Street, San Francisco CA 94111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Banking Firm of Pioche et Bayerque (within shouting distance of this marker); 56 Gold Street (within shouting distance of this marker); First Jewish Religious Services (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotaling Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Black Cat Café (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Chile (about 400 feet away); American Zoetrope (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  The Salvation Army - USA Wstern Territory - WIkipedia entry (retrieved 3/11/11)
809 Montgomery Street - site of <i>The Salvation Army</i> marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2010
2. 809 Montgomery Street - site of The Salvation Army marker
. ...and in 1883 Major Alfred Wells, and Major Henry Stillwell were sent to begin the Army's work in San Francisco. Major Wells opened the Army's first building in the West, San Francisco Citadel #1, on July 21, 1883. (Submitted on March 12, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
The Salvation Army Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2010
3. The Salvation Army Marker - wide view
Directly above the marker on the wall is spot that looks as if it formerly held a marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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