San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Montgomery Block
Plaque below The Montgomery Block marker.
1853 – 1959
Erected by California State Park Commission in Cooperation with the Society of California Pioneers. (Marker Number 80.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 37° 47.725′ N, 122° 24.187′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Montgomery Street near Washington Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Black Cat Café (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Headquarters of Russell, Majors, and Waddell (within shouting distance of this marker); Bummer and Lazarus (within shouting distance of this marker); First Jewish Religious Services (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commander John B. Montgomery's Landing Site (about 300 feet away); Bank of Italy (about 300 feet away); Pony Express (about 300 feet away); The Banking Firm of Pioche et Bayerque (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. This marker is currently located in the north lobby of the Trans-America Building. It was originally placed on the Montgomery Block building which was demolished in 1959.
Also see . . .
1. The Monkey Block - Found SF. Built in 1853 as the largest commercial building west of the Mississippi, the huge brick Montgomery Block building served initially as studios and apartments for writers including Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Ambrose Bierce, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack London, George Sterling, and Emma Goldman. The building miraculously survived the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. (Submitted on December 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Fireproof in SF - Guidelines. Six fires between 1849 and 1851 destroyed large parts of rapidly growing (Submitted on December 19, 2013, 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 December 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.