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The Banking Firm of Pioche et Bayerque

 
 
The Banking Firm of Pioche et Bayerque Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 12, 2020
1. The Banking Firm of Pioche et Bayerque Marker
Inscription.  On this site in the mid-1850's Francois L.A. Pioche built an office building which housed the banking firm of Pioche et Bayerque, one of the most important financial institutions in the West during the two decades after the Gold Rush. The financing and development of many important companies resulted, such as the San Francisco Market Street Railroad, the San Francisco & San Jose Railroad, and the Sacramento Valley Railroad, the first railroad in the West. Additionally, financing for the Jackson Street Wharf, the San Francisco Gas Works (principal predecessor to P.G.&E.), and the Spring Valley Water Company resulted from this early banking institution.

Mr. Pioche's building was one of the survivors of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, only to be torn down and replaced in 1964. That building was substantially remodeled in 1982 to reflect its heritage.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 37° 47.785′ N, 122° 24.19′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is
The Banking Firm of Pioche et Bayerque Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 18, 2010
2. The Banking Firm of Pioche et Bayerque Marker
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at the intersection of Jackson Street and Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling east on Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Site of the Bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. (a few steps from this marker); Hotaling Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First Jewish Religious Services (within shouting distance of this marker); 56 Gold Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Salvation Army (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); Graceful Brick Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
The Banking Firm of Pioche et Bayerque Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
July 18, 2010
3. The Banking Firm of Pioche et Bayerque Marker - wide view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2, 3. submitted on February 25, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022