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Hotel Jefferson

Uptown Tenderloin Historic District

 

—Formerly Hotel Ormond c. 1909 —

 
Jefferson Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 23, 2013
1. Jefferson Hotel Marker
Inscription. The 2006 movie, The Pursuit of Happyness, was filmed at the Jefferson, as was the 1996-2001 television series, Nash Bridges.

This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Uptown Tenderloin, Incorporated.
 
Location. 37° 47.035′ N, 122° 24.901′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Eddy east of Hyde Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 Eddy Street, San Francisco CA 94102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cadillac Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hamlin Hotel (about 300 feet away); Wally Heider Recording - 1969-1980 (about 400 feet away); Oasis Apartments (about 500 feet away); Blackhawk Jazz Club (about 500 feet away); Page Hotel (about 500 feet away); Former Film Exchange (about 600 feet away); Dancing, Roller Skating & Bowling (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Regarding Hotel Jefferson. At the time the Hotel Ormond opened in 1909, there already was a Jefferson Hotel, located not too far away (Turk and Gough),
Jefferson Hotel and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 23, 2013
2. Jefferson Hotel and Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible just to the right of the door.
and although much more elegant than the current Jefferson Hotel, it is long gone.


 
Additional comments.
1. You might wish to avoid this one
I don't ordinarily offer opinions on marker sites, but will make an exception for this particular site. The Jefferson is an SRO hotel located in what might be euphemistically termed an economically distressed area of San Francisco, in the Tenderloin District. While photographing the marker, a man ran out of the hotel and started vehemently yelling at me that this was his home and that I should not be photographing it and that I should stop, etc. In that same 20-second window it took to photograph the marker, while he was yelling at me a woman ran out of the hotel and vomited there on the curb less than 10 feet from me. I can't in good conscience recommend seeing this marker in person unless one is prepared for some unpleasant interactions with the locals.
    — Submitted October 31, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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