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“The D’Arcy Building”

 
 
“The D’Arcy Building” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
1. “The D’Arcy Building” Marker
Inscription.
171-175 Maiden Lane
“The D’Arcy Building”
Built 1907

Named in honor of the Pettus/Cashin Family who have lived in and cherished San Francisco since the days of the Gold Rush

A Catagory I Historic Landmark

 
Erected by New Urban Properties, LLC.
 
Location. 37° 47.281′ N, 122° 24.38′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Maiden Lane near Stockton Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 171 Maiden Lane, San Francisco CA 94108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mayors of San Francisco (within shouting distance of this marker); Dewey Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shreve & Co. (about 400 feet away); History of Union Square (about 500 feet away); Phelan Building (about 600 feet away); Home Telephone Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Luisa Tetrazzini (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Randolph Hearst (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  San Francisco's Sleaziest Street - Yesterday and Today - found sf
“The D’Arcy Building” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
2. “The D’Arcy Building” Marker
. 100 years ago, there was no contest; the sleaziest street in town was Morton Street, whose name has since been bowdlerized to Maiden Lane. As Herbert Asbery wrote in The Barbary Coast:
The worst cribs in San Francisco were probably those which lined both sides of Morton Street (Maiden Lane). . . These dens were occupied by women of all colors and nationalities; there were even a few Chinese and Japanese girls.
(Submitted on February 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Xanadu Gallery by Frank Lloyd Wright image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
3. Xanadu Gallery by Frank Lloyd Wright
Opposite the D'Arcy Building. Note the red Frank Lloyd Wright tile at the lower left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 10 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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