San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Pioneer Monument / California Native Americans
Sculptor, Frank Happersberger
Dedicated to the City of San Francisco on November 29, 1894, the Pioneer Monument was a gift of philanthropist James Lick. Lick, who died in 1876, left $100,000 to the City for the creation of “statuary emblematic of the significant epochs in California history” dating back to the missions’ early settlement. The monument stood in Marshall Square facing Market Street in front of the Old City Hall that was completed in 1897 but destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. When the City was rebuilt after the earthquake, Grove and Hyde Streets were extended to meet Market Street, creating a new intersection. The Pioneer Monument stood at this intersection until it was moved to its present location in 1993.
Erected 1894 by James Lick.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic Americans • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is November 29, 1894.
Location. 37° 46.782′ N, 122° 24.956′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Fulton Street east of Larkin Street, in the median. The monument is in the Civic Center district, east of City Hall, on an island in the middle of Fulton Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Fulton Street, San Francisco CA 94102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ashurbanipal Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 220 Golden Gate Ave. (approx. 0.2 miles away); California Labor School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blackhawk Jazz Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oasis Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Film Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Page Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Midori Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. James Lick: "The Generous Miser". He also bequeathed a large sum for the construction of the James Lick Observatory. (Submitted on June 19, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. ‘Racist’ statue of subjugated American Indian on way to removal... (SF Chronicle, 2/22/2018). (Submitted on March 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.)
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