San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Tubbs Cordage Building
This building was the superintendent's office at the Tubbs company factory or ropewalk. This pioneer industrial factory was located on Iowa Street in the Portero district from 1856 until 1963.
Alfred Tubbs arrived in San Francisco in 1850, and was active in the whaling business and as a ship chandler. Seeing a need for locally produced rope, he established the Tubbs ropewalk in 1856.
In the mid-1960s the company donated the building and the original ropemaking machinery to the Maritime Museum. The building, constructed in the 1850s, is preserved as an example of early San Francisco industrial architecture
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior. National Park Service, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
Location. 37° 48.529′ N, 122° 25.263′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Hyde Street near Jefferson Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2950, San Francisco CA 94109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tug Sea Fox (a few steps from this marker); Ferryboat Eureka (within shouting distance of this marker); The Return of the C.A. Thayer (within shouting distance of this marker); Sanitation at Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); Hyde Street Pier Was Part of Highway 101 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hyde Street Pier (within shouting distance of this marker); Schooner C.A. Thayer (within shouting distance of this marker); Petaluma's Sternwheel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The Tubbs Cordage Building, part of the San Francisco Maritime Nation Historical Park, is located on the Hyde Street Pier at the bottom of Hyde Street.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.