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Site of the Bank of Lucas, Turner & Co.

(Sherman's Bank)

 
 
Site of the Bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 12, 2020
1. Site of the Bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. Marker
Inscription.  William Tecumseh Sherman established the branch bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. in San Francisco in 1853. He settled the firm in their own building on the northeast corner of Jackson and Montgomery Streets in the spring of 1854. Sherman successfully carried the bank through the financial crisis of 1855, and remained until they discontinued business in 1857.

State Registered Landmark No. 453

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission with the cooperation of The Society of California Pioneers.
Dedicated January 17, 1950
 
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission and the Society of California Pioneers. (Marker Number 453.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 17, 1831.
 
Location. 37° 47.79′ N, 122° 24.203′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. It is in North Beach. Marker
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is at the intersection of Jackson Street and Montgomery Street on Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 802 Montgomery Street, San Francisco CA 94111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Banking Firm of Pioche et Bayerque (a few steps from this marker); The Salvation Army (within shouting distance of this marker); First Jewish Religious Services (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Freemasonry in California (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotaling Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 56 Gold Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Black Cat Café (within shouting distance of this marker); The Montgomery Block (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  William Tecumseh Sherman (1820 - 1891). The Virtual Museum of San Francisco's treatment of General Sherman, with an emphasis on the time he spent in California:...He left California and served as an officer in the commissary department of the army, and resigned September 6, 1853 to return to California and take up banking for Lucas, Turner & Co. He oversaw the construction of the new bank building which opened July 11, 1854, at 800 Montgomery St. The building has survived earthquakes and fires,
Bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. Building (1934) image. Click for full size.
Roger Sturtevant (photo Courtesy Historic American Buildings Survey), April 14, 1934
2. Bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. Building (1934)
Originally constructed with three stories, after being damaged from the fire and earthquake of 1906, the rebuilt building was left with two stories.
and is know known as “Sherman’s bank” at Montgomery and Jackson streets.
(Submitted on July 22, 2010.) 
 
Bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. (2010) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2010
3. Bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. (2010)
The marker is mounted on picture right side of the building in the first window bay - in this picture difficult to see because of the tree's shadow.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 1,725 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.   2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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