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220 Golden Gate Ave.

c. 1909
Former San Francisco Central YMCA

 
 
220 Golden Gate Ave. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
1. 220 Golden Gate Ave. Marker
Inscription.
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.

This Building is Listed in the
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
220 Golden Gate Ave. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
2. 220 Golden Gate Ave. Marker
marker); 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.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
YMCA Seal image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
3. YMCA Seal
Spirit Mind Body
John 17 - 21
220 Golden Gate Ave. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
4. 220 Golden Gate Ave.
Foundation image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
5. Foundation

The Foundation of God
Standeth Sure 2 Tim. 21-19
Anno Domini MDCCCCIX
Golden Gate & Leavenworth image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 17, 2015
6. Golden Gate & Leavenworth
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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