San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art
In February 1893, Mr. Edward F. Searles donated the Hopkins Mansion to the University of California in trust for the San Francisco Art Institute for the “instruction in and illustration of the fine arts, music and literature,” and as San Francisco’s first cultural center.
Erected 1961 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the San Francisco Art Institute, the Mark Hopkins Hotel, and California Historical Society. (Marker Number 754.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark marker series.
Location. 37° 47.506′ N, 122° 24.629′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on California Street near Mason Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 999 California 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. Mark Hopkins Hotel (here, next to this marker); Huntington Park/Fountain of the Tortoises (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Unsung Heros (about 700 feet away); Crocker Mansions (approx. 0.2 miles away); Metropolitan Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miles Archer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Louis Stevenson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sears Fine Food (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . San Francisco Art Institute. In 1893 the association (San Francisco Art Institute) and school (California School of Design) moved into the former Mark Hopkins mansion on Nob Hill, and the facility was renamed the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art. Although the Great Earthquake destroyed the mansion and the school in 1906, a new building was erected on the site a year later, and the school was renamed the San Francisco Institute of Art. (Submitted on January 23, 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 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.