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The Conservatory

 
 
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February 8, 2015
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Inscription.  California’s first municipal greenhouse was completed in 1879. It was patterned after the Conservatory, Kew Gardens, England. A distinguished example of late Victorian style using early techniques of mass production and assembly of simple glass units. It was a gift to the City of San Francisco by public spirited citizens.
 
Erected 1970 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission and California Historical Society. (Marker Number 840.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark marker series.
 
Location. 37° 46.336′ N, 122° 27.605′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from John F. Kennedy Drive, on the left when traveling east. The Conservatory is located in Golden Gate Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 John F Kennedy Drive, San Francisco CA 94118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Francisco Lawn Bowling Clubhouse and Greens (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Public Children's Playground in the United States
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By Barry Swackhamer, January 14, 2014
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); The de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); The California Academy of Sciences (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Music Concourse (approx. 0.4 miles away); The California Midwinter International Exposition (approx. 0.4 miles away); Golden Gate Park: A Brief History (approx. half a mile away); Polytechnic High School (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mission & History - The Conservatory of Flowers. The Conservatory of Flowers has captivated guests for more than a century. This gem of Victorian architecture has a long and storied history, and is the oldest wood and glass conservatory in North America. As a city, state, and national historic landmark, the Conservatory remains one of the most beloved attractions in Golden Gate Park. (Submitted on January 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. The Conservatory of Flowers - Wikipedia. The Conservatory of Flowers is an elaborate Victorian greenhouse with a central dome rising nearly 60 feet (18 m) high and arch-shaped
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By Joel Seewald, April 2, 2019
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Marker is at the top of the steps on the right.
wings extending from it for an overall length of 240 feet (73 m). It sits atop a gentle slope overlooking Conservatory Valley. The structural members are articulated through one predominant form, a four-centered or Tudor arch.
(Submitted on January 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, January 14, 2014
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By Barry Swackhamer, January 14, 2014
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February 8, 2015
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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 430 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on June 17, 2019.   2. submitted on January 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on April 13, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   4, 5. submitted on January 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   6. submitted on June 17, 2019. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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