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Site of the Jenny Lind Theatre and San Francisco City Hall
The third Jenny Lind Theatre was opened by Tom Maquire on October 4, 1851 on the same site as the two preceding it, which were destroyed in the fires of 1851. In 1852 the City of San Francisco purchased this theatre for use as the City Hall.
Erected 1949 by California Centennial Commission with the cooperation of the Society of California Pioneers. (Marker Number 192.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark marker series.
Location. 37° 47.704′ N, 122° 24.282′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Kearny Street near Merchant Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco CA 94108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Smith Hallidie (within shouting distance of this marker); Portsmouth Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Raising of the American Flag (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the First Public School in California Pony Express (about 300 feet away); Site of San Francisco’s First Book Store (about 400 feet away); Former site of Eureka Lodging (about 400 feet away); Western Headquarters of Russell, Majors, and Waddell (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . Tom Maguire: A Colorful Character in SF’s Theatrical Past - Guidelines. Tom Maguire ran San Francisco’s first legitimate house for serious actors, the Jenny Lind. This theater, located on Portsmouth Square above the Parker House Saloon, was a first class playhouse. Its boxes and ceiling were gilded, and its drop-curtain was colorfully painted. (Submitted on January 24, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 392 times since then. Last updated on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.