San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
220 Golden Gate Ave.
Former San Francisco Central YMCA
Oldest surviving YMCA Building in California. In 1908 U.S. President William Howard Taft presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for this new building, which replaced the original central branch on Ellis and Mason streets. The original 1853 building was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. YMCA night classes at both sites from the 1880s onward led to the development of Golden Gate University. Former Mayor Willie Brown (1996-2004) stayed here when he first arrived in the city.
National Register of Historic Places
Uptown Tenderloin Historic District
Location. 37° 46.914′ N, 122° 24.864′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street, on the right when traveling west on Golden Gate Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco CA 94102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California Labor School (here, next to this marker); Former Film Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Page Hotel (within shouting distance of this Oasis Apartments (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blackhawk Jazz Club (about 500 feet away); Wally Heider Recording - 1969-1980 (about 600 feet away); Hamlin Hotel (about 700 feet away); Cadillac Hotel (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
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