San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
At this location, "1150" California Street, now the site of the Choir, stood William H. Crocker's Queen Anne style mansion (1888). The Deuxieme Empire-Italian Villa style mansion (1877) of his father, Charles Crocker, was at the N.W. corner of California & Taylor. Both buildings were destroyed in the earthquake and fire of 1906. Subsequently, the Crocker family, in consultation with the Rt. Rev. William Ford Nichols, second Bishop of California, donated this entire block as the site for Grace cathedral. The cornerstone was laid on January 24, 1910.
In commemoration of their generosity of spirit and in the presence of their descendants, Charles Crocker III and Charles de Limur, we dedicate this memorial.
The Rt. Rev. William E. Swing, Seventh Bishop of California
The Hon. Cyril Magnin, Chairman, Crocker Memorial Plaque Committee
The Very Rev. David M. Gillespie, Sixth Dean of Grace Cathedral
Caspar W. Weinberger, Jr., Chairman, Memorials Committee
Kip Clifford Lee-Bevier, Descendant, The Rt. Rev. William Ingraham Kip, First Bishop of California
Michael L. Ainslie, President, National Trust
Elizabeth Leona Downing-Olson, Honorary Chairman, Nob Hill Historical Society
Robert Downing-Olson, President, Nob Hill Historical Society
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 37° 47.496′ N, 122° 24.816′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on California Street east of Jones Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1150 California Street, San Francisco CA 94108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huntington Park/Fountain of the Tortoises (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Unsung Heros (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mark Hopkins Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art (approx. 0.2 miles away); Metropolitan Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Isadora Duncan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sears Fine Food (approx. 0.3 miles away); 891 Post Street (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. Crocker Spite Fence. SFgenealogy reproduces two contemporaneous newspaper articles on the spite fence. (Submitted on March 1, 2013.)
2. Grace Cathedral, Crocker Fence, Along Taylor & Sacramento Streets, San Francisco(Submitted on March 1, 2013.)
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