San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of What Cheer House
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 650
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the California Historical Society and the American Trust Company, April 24, 1959.
Erected 1959 by California State Park Commission, the California Historical Society, American Trust Company. (Marker Number 650.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 24, 1838.
Location. 37° 47.627′ N, 122° 24.13′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Leidesdorff Street and Sacramento Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Alexander Leidesdorff (a few steps from this marker); "The Family" (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of California (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (about 300 feet away); Site of First U.S. Branch Mint (about 300 feet away); Hudson's Bay Company (about 400 feet away); Bank of Italy (about 400 feet away); Commander John B. Montgomery's Landing Site (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . William Tecumseh Sherman (1820 - 1891). In their treatment of General William Tecumseh Sherman, the Virtual Museum of San Francisco notes in passing a famous visitor to the What Cheer House, U.S. Grant: "...Capt. Ulysses Grant resigned his commission in the army, July 31, 1854, at Fort Humboldt, north of San Francisco, because his commanding officer said his weakness for liquor was cause for court martial or resignation. Capt. Grant then came to San Francisco and lived at the What Cheer House, a temperance hotel, just six blocks from Sherman’s bank." (Submitted on July 20, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,090 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.