North Beach in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Old Broadway Jail
San Francisco's First County Jail (1851-1906) - 534 Broadway
Erected 2018 by Top of Broadway Community Benefits District.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is May 20, 1856.
Location. 37° 47.881′ N, 122° 24.374′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. It is in North Beach. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Romolo Place, on the right when traveling west on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 534 Broadway, San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Italian American Bank (a few steps from this marker); Finnochio's (within shouting distance of this marker); The Condor (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Macchiarini Steps (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lusty Lady (within shouting distance of this marker); Lupo’s Restaurant (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Saloon (about 300 feet away); Devil's Acre & Battle Row (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. This is one of ten historical markers installed by the Top of Broadway Community Benefits District in the Spring of 2018.
Also see . . .
1. The 1856 Committee of Vigilance (The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco). (Submitted on April 9, 2018.)
2. 1856: Casey and Cora, by the San Francisco Vigilance Committee (ExecutedToday.com). (Submitted on April 9, 2018.)
3. San Francisco Committee of Vigilance (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 9, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 198 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.