San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
(Panel 2) Erected by the citizens of San Francisco to commemorate the victory of the American Navy under Commodore George Dewey at Manila Bay May First MDCCCXCVIII • On May Twenty Third MCMI the ground for this monument was broken by President William McKinley
(Panel 3) Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Commodore George Dewey April 24 1898 • Was has commenced between the United States and Spain • Proceed at once to the Philippine Islands and capture or destroy the Spanish fleet
(Panel 4) American Squadron Manila Bay • Olympia Flagship • Baltimore • Raleigh • Boston • Concord • Petrel • McColloch • On May fourteenth MCMIII this monument was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt
(Panel 5, below Panel 4) Erected 1901 •
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • War, Spanish-American • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 37° 47.276′ N, 122° 24.451′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Post Street and Powell Street, on the right when traveling east on Post Street. Marker is at Union Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. History of Union Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayors of San Francisco (within shouting distance of this marker); “The D’Arcy Building” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sears Fine Food (about 500 feet away); Native Sons Building (about 700 feet away); Phelan Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miles Archer (approx. 0.2 miles away); John's Grill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Art Inventories Catalog. (Submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. San Francisco Museum - Early Motion Pictures. Panorama of the crowds gathered for the dedication on May 14, 1903 (Submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. San Francisco Museum - The Dewey Monument. July 3, 1899 article from The San Francisco Call (Submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
4. University of California. Stereograph card showing Union Square and the monument after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. (Submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
5. Union Square (Wikipedia). (Submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 5,873 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on January 5, 2009, by Richard S. E. Johns of San Francisco, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 11. submitted on November 21, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 12. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.