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Commander John B. Montgomery's Landing Site

 
 
Commander John B. Montgomery's Landing Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2012
1. Commander John B. Montgomery's Landing Site Marker
Inscription. On July 9, 1846, in the early morning, in “the days when water came up to Montgomery Street,” Commander John B. Montgomery – for whom Montgomery Street was named – landed near this spot from the U.S. Sloop-of-War “Portsmouth,” to raise the Stars and Stripes on the plaza, now Portsmouth Square, one block to the west.
 
Erected 1915 by Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number CHL 81.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 47.677′ N, 122° 24.181′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Montgomery Street and Clay Street, on the right when traveling north on Montgomery Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 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. Bank of Italy (here, next to this marker); "The Family" (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First U.S. Branch Mint (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Headquarters of Russell, Majors, and Waddell
Bank of San Francisco Building, formerly the Bank of Italy image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2012
2. Bank of San Francisco Building, formerly the Bank of Italy
The marker is located at the corner of Montgomery and Clay Streets on the Montgomery Street side of the building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Hudson's Bay Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (within shouting distance of this marker); The Montgomery Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  California Landmark 81 - noehill.com. "Seventy years after the American Revolution, Yerba Buena was a remote Mexican pueblo of about 450 souls. This changed on July 9, 1846, when the United States warship Portsmouth anchored in Yerba Buena Cove, and Capt. John B. Montgomery rowed ashore with a small detachment of sailors and marines to raise the American flag in the plaza." (Submitted on August 13, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWar, Mexican-American
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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