San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 691
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the California Historical Society and the First Unitarian Church of San Francisco,
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission, California Historical Society, First Unitarian Church of San Francisco. (Marker Number 691.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
Location. 37° 47.083′ N, 122° 25.38′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Franklin Street and O'Farrell Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco CA 94109, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Blanco's Café & Music Box (approx. ¼ mile away); 851 O'Farrell Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Mary Ellen Pleasant Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Uoki Sakai (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wally Heider Recording - 1969-1980 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blackhawk Jazz Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Issei Women's Legacy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hotel Jefferson (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The marker is on the west side of Franklin, right where O'Farrell turns into Starr King Way.
Also see . . .
1. First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco: Our History. "From 1860 until his untimely death in 1864, our congregation was inspired by the ministry of Thomas Starr King. In 1861, he traveled across the state urging people to support the Union and bring an end to slavery. From 1862 to 1864, he raised huge sums of money for medical relief for the Union troops in the United States Civil War, and he is credited with "saving California for the Union." There is one mountain named after him in Yosemite National Park and another near his birthplace in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He is also honored with a statue in Golden Gate Park. (Submitted on December 28, 2015.)
2. Rev. Thomas Starr King - by the Starr King School for the Ministry. ...On George Washington’s birthday in 1861, King fired an opening salvo in support of his country. He spoke for two hours to over a thousand people about how they should remember Washington by preserving the Union....“I pitched into Secession, Concession and (John C.) Calhoun (former U.S. vice president), right and left, and made the Southerners applaud,” King recalled. “I pledged California to a Northern Republic and to a flag that should have no treacherous threads of cotton in its warp, and the audience came down in thunder. At the close it was announced that I would repeat it the next night, and they gave me three rounds of cheers.” ... Speaking up and down the state, King visited rugged mining camps and said he never knew the exhilaration of public oratory until he faced a front row of men armed with Bowie knives and revolvers. His friend, Edward Everett Hale, who made a similar contribution to saving the Union through his moving story, “The Man Without a Country,” said, “Starr King was an orator no one could silence and no one could answer.” (Submitted on December 28, 2015.)
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