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Frank Marini

 
 
Frank Marini Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 12, 2020
1. Frank Marini Marker
Inscription.  
Frank Marini
1862 - 1952
Benefactor

A founder of the San Francisco Parlor No. 49, Native Sons of the Golden West
 
Erected 1953.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
 
Location. 37° 48.022′ N, 122° 24.63′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Union Street, on the right when traveling south on Columbus Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Juana Briones y Tapia de Miranda (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Francis of Assisi Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dominic DiMaggio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Paul DiMaggio, "Joe" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Site of Third Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Saloon (approx. ¼ mile away); The Stinking Rose (approx. ¼ mile away); Ina Donna Coolbrith (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to a plinth in Marini Plaza, just across the street from Washington Square.
 
Also see . . .  Wahington Square (FoundSF). "...Frank Marini (1862-1952)
Frank Marini Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 12, 2020
2. Frank Marini Marker - wide view
is mentioned often in Alessandro Baccari’s book, “Saints Peter and Paul: ‘The Italian Cathedral’ of the West, 1884-1984.” Marini was a major civic benefactor, participating in the work of the Salesian groups at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul. He was a sponsor of the boys’ club, to help troubled immigrant boys who had little English speaking ability, education or guidance. He was a fundraiser to pay off the debt for building the church and Salesian school. He gave the money to build a gymnasium at St. Francis Church, on Vallejo Street, for the church-sponsored basketball teams...." (Submitted on December 16, 2020.) 
 
Frank Marini Marker - wider view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 12, 2020
3. Frank Marini Marker - wider view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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