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Sterling Park

 
 
Sterling Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 11, 2013
1. Sterling Park Marker
Inscription. George Sterling’s romantic, lyrical poetry won him the unofficial title of poet laureate of San Francisco. Jack London was his close friend and Ambrose Bierce, his mentor. Sterling’s charisma and high spirits inspired fellow writers and artists to dub him “King of Bohemia.”
 
Erected 2005 by Friends of Sterling Park and Russian Hill Neighbors.
 
Location. 37° 48.103′ N, 122° 25.266′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Lombard Street and Larkin Street, on the right when traveling east on Lombard Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1199 Lombard Street, San Francisco CA 94109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Sterling Park and the Alice Marble Tennis Courts (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Clock Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away); Andrea's Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Octagon House (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Ship into San Francisco Bay (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club
Sterling Park Marker, on the left image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2013
2. Sterling Park Marker, on the left
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The South End Rowing Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Steam Donkey Engine (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  George Sterling. Born in Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York in 1869, George Sterling came from an old and respected family descended from the Puritans. His father wanted him to become a priest, so George at age 17 was sent to a Catholic college in Maryland. Fortunately, his studies included poetry -- and the priesthood's loss was literature's gain. (Submitted on November 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
A panel of George Sterling's poetry, on the right. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 11, 2013
3. A panel of George Sterling's poetry, on the right.
George Sterling
1869 – 1926

“Tho the dark be cold and blind,
yet her sea fog’s touch is kind,
and her mightier caress
is joy and the pain thereof;
and great is thy tenderness
O cool, grey city of love!”
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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