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James Lick Baths / People's Laundry Bldg.

San Francisco Landmark No. 246

 

— 165 10th Street —

 
James Lick Baths / People's Laundry Bldg. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 23, 2020
1. James Lick Baths / People's Laundry Bldg. Marker
Inscription.  The James Lick Baths/People's Laundry building served as a public bath house for working-class San Franciscans from 1890 - 1919. Financed by philanthropist James Lick, the bath house had separate men's and women's facilities and a distinctive tower that held two large water tanks. Later, a Japanese American family, the Tsukamotos, operated a laundry in the building from 1920 - 1973. Established during a time of rampant discrimination against Asian immigrants, the business functioned as a point of contact for newly arrived Japanese men and their families.

Designated Aug. 25, 2004
 
Erected by Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 246.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 46.475′ N, 122° 24.89′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on 10th Street north of Howard Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 165 10th Street, San Francisco CA 94103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other

James Lick Baths / People's Laundry Bldg. Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 23, 2020
2. James Lick Baths / People's Laundry Bldg. Marker - wide view
Note that above the door the display of two key dates: Erected AD 1890, and Rebuilt AD 1906. (See Photo No. 4)
markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Jackson Brewery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ashurbanipal Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Monument / California Native Americans (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Woodward's Gardens (approx. 0.4 miles away); 220 Golden Gate Ave. (approx. half a mile away); Victoria Manalo Draves (approx. half a mile away); California Labor School (approx. half a mile away); Former Film Exchange (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. San Francisco Landmark #246: James Lick Baths (Noehill.com). (Submitted on August 23, 2020.)
2. The Landmarks: #246 James Lick Baths in SoMa (Curbed SF). (Submitted on August 23, 2020.)
 
James Lick Baths / People's Laundry Building image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 23, 2020
3. James Lick Baths / People's Laundry Building
Ruins of James Lick Baths (post the Earthquake and Fire of April 18, 1906) image. Click for full size.
Herman Davis (courtesy of the Bancroft Library), 1906
4. Ruins of James Lick Baths (post the Earthquake and Fire of April 18, 1906)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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