San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Hudson's Bay Company
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 819
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Redwood Coast Outpost of the "Westerners", April 17, 1968.
Erected by California State Department of Parks and Recreation; Redwood Coast Outpost of the Westerners.
Location. 37° 47.65′ N, 122° 24.2′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Commercial Street and Montgomery Street, on the left when traveling west on Commercial Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 First U.S. Branch Mint (a few steps from this marker); "The Family" (within shouting distance Bank of Italy (within shouting distance of this marker); Commander John B. Montgomery's Landing Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Headquarters of Russell, Majors, and Waddell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (about 400 feet away); Site of What Cheer House (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. The Hudson's Bay Company in Yerba Buena. SFgenealogy.com's reprinting of part of William Heath Davis' Seventy-five Years in San Francisco. On the ending of the Hudson's Bay Company's venture, which is somewhat at variance with the reasons given on the marker:"...The business of the Hudsonís Bay Companyís post was quite successful up to January, 1845, when it was discovered that Rae was unfaithful to his wife, having succumbed to the fascinations of a California lady. Upon this becoming public, Rae, who was a sensitive man, (Submitted on March 30, 2011.)
2. San Francisco in 1843: A Key to Dr. Sandels' Drawing. Bruno Fritzsche's California Historical Society article discussing the accuracy of Dr. Sandel's 1843 drawing of Yerba Buena. (Submitted on March 30, 2011.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 18 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.