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Rincon Hill

 
 
Rincon Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 9, 2013
1. Rincon Hill Marker
Inscription.  A fashionable neighborhood in the 1860s, Rincon Hill was the home of William Tecumseh Sherman, William C. Ralston, William Gwin, H. H. Bancroft, and others. By the 1880s the hill, already partially leveled, became a working class district. Today it is nearly invisible beneath the Bay Bridge. This plaque is mounted on the retaining wall of St. Mary's Hospital, built in 1861 but destroyed in the fire of 1906.

California Historical Landmark No. 84

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in Cooperation with the Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1 of E Clampus Vitus and Charles Albert Shumate, April 16, 1981

Plaque replaced in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation and Yerba Buena Number One, Capitulus Redivivus, E Clampsus Vitus, after removal of St. Mary's Hospital retaining wall and installed approximately 900 feet northeast of original location in October of 2011.
 
Erected 1981 by State Department of Parks and Recreation, E Clampus Vitus Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1, Charles Shumate. (Marker Number 84.)
 
Marker series.

Rincon Hill Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 9, 2013
2. Rincon Hill Marker - wide view
This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 47.179′ N, 122° 23.406′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Beale Street and Bryant Street, on the right when traveling east on Beale Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bryant Street (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beale Street (about 700 feet away); The Matson Line (about 700 feet away); The Bay Bridge (about 700 feet away); Brannan Street (about 800 feet away); Waterfront Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spear Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vernon Alley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  Rincon Hill, San Francisco (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 20, 2019.)
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Rincon Hill Marker - wider view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 9, 2013
3. Rincon Hill Marker - wider view
The marker is mounted on a retaining wall on the Beale Street side of the Rincon Hill Dog Park.
Original Rincon Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, February 8, 2004
4. Original Rincon Hill Marker
The original marker was located at 3747'03.7"N 12223'33.2"W, about 900 feet southwest of the current featured marker.
Original Rincon Hill Marker location image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley
5. Original Rincon Hill Marker location
The Bank of America Tower seen here was once the iconic Union Oil Company Clock Tower. The residential highrise, One Rincon Hill, stands where the clock tower once stood as of 2019.
San Francisco Bay Bridge and One Rincon Hill image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, April 26, 2009
6. San Francisco Bay Bridge and One Rincon Hill
The original marker was located near where this residential highrise now stands. The new marker is near the massive western anchorage of the Bay Bridge suspension cables.
Western Anchorage of the San Francisco Bay Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, January 3, 2015
7. Western Anchorage of the San Francisco Bay Bridge
The new marker is located near the massive western anchorage of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. The top of the residential highrise building named One Rincon, which is visible in this photograph, marks the location of the original marker.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 113 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   4, 5, 6. submitted on December 5, 2019, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California.   7. submitted on December 7, 2019, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California.
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