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Ambassador Hotel

c. 1911

 
 
Ambassador Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia, under Creative Commons License 1.0, July 27, 2010
1. Ambassador Hotel Marker
Inscription.

Formerly Ferris Harriman Theater and Hotel and site of the original Tivoli Opera House destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire.

Miriam Allen Deford, described by the Mystery Writers of America as San Francisco's “most distinguished and remarkable writer.” lived here from 1936-1975. Under the management of Hank Wilson, the Ambassador Hotel served as an informal hospice when the AIDS crisis emerged in San Francisco in the 1980's. Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation renovated the Hotel in 2003.

This building is listed in the
National Register of Historic Places
Uptown Tenderloin Historic District

 
Location. 37° 47.045′ N, 122° 24.567′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel Bristol (a few steps from this marker); West Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); B'nai Brith (within shouting distance of this marker); Dalt Hotel c. 1910 (within shouting distance of this marker);
Ambassador Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 16, 2015
2. Ambassador Hotel
Designed by Architects Earl B. Scott and K. McDonald this 6 story hotel building with Renaissance/Baroque styling was built in 1911 as the Ferris Harriman Theater and Hotel. The theater was converted to a garage in 1929. Today it is a Single Room Occupancy Hotel providing low cost housing in the Tenderloin.
Dahlia Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Joe's (about 400 feet away); Warfield Hotel (about 400 feet away); Compton's Cafeteria Riot - 1966 (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Up From the Deep. (Submitted on December 13, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Ambassador Hotel. Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 13, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

3. Mayor Newsom to Speak at Uptown Tenderloin Historic Plaque Ceremony. Federal Historic District Status has San Francisco Residents Looking at the Tenderloin with New Eye, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 11:00AM-Noon Historic Ambassador Hotel. The Mayor dedicated 73 historic Register Plaques in one ceremony here at the Ambassador Hotel. (Submitted on December 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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Ambassador Hotel Window image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 16, 2015
3. Ambassador Hotel Window
Ambassador Hotel Sign image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 16, 2015
4. Ambassador Hotel Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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