San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Amundsen Monument is a bauta, or stone shaft, of Norwegian granite which was donated by Bay Area Norwegians March 1, 1930.
Location. 37° 46.196′ N, 122° 30.629′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Great Highway, San Francisco CA 94121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historical Site (approx. ¼ mile away); A Memorable Muse (approx. ¼ mile away); Turning Sand to Gold (approx. ¼ mile away); Hints of History (approx. ¼ mile away); Ticket to Ride (approx. ¼ mile away); The City at Play (approx. ¼ mile away); Murphy Windmill (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Murphy Windmill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a rock in front of a larger monument in the parking lot of the Beach Chalet, on the western edge of Golden Gate Park.
Also see . . .
1. The Roald Amundsen Monument - Or The Ship That Isn't There. The Western Neighborhoods Project's history of the Gjoa as it relates to San Francisco, by Hamilton Barrett. Includes photos. (Submitted on August 4, 2009.)
2. The Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant - San Francisco. The Beach Chalet Restaurant's website. Includes a virtual tour of the structure, which is well worth viewing for the WPA murals that decorate the inside of the buidling. The Beach Chalet was declared an officially designated city historical landmark (#179) on December 22, 1985. (Submitted on August 4, 2009.)
3. Roald Amundsen. Wikipedia.org's (Submitted on August 4, 2009.)
4. Gjøa. Wikipedia.org's history of the Gjøa, telling how the sloop, built in 1872, started out as a herring fishing vessel, then became an explorer's vessel, and then a neglected landmark. (Submitted on August 4, 2009.)
Categories. • Exploration • Notable Persons • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,451 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 4. submitted on August 4, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.