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Financial District in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Robert Lee Frost

Robert Lee Frost Marker image. Click for full size.
December 17, 2020
1. Robert Lee Frost Marker
Inscription.  1874–1963.

This great poet was born in San Francisco, March 26, 1874. First child of William Prescott Frost Jr. and Isabelle Moodie Frost. He lived in seven houses here all east of Van Ness Avenue and North of Market Street. Upon his father’s death in 1885, his mother took him and his sister back to Massachusetts. Frost was four times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry; received forty-three honorary degrees and the Congressional Medal from President Kennedy; was appointed Consultant in Poetry, Library of Congress. He best described himself as one-half farmer, one-half teacher and one-half poet.

“Such was life in the Golden Gate:
Gold dusted all we drank and ate.
And I was one of the children told,
‘We all must eat our peck of gold’ ”

Plaque has been placed here by the California Friends of Robert Frost on the occasion of his hundredth birthday.
Erected 1974 by California Friends of Robert Frost.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music
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. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 26, 1908.
Location. 37° 47.63′ N, 122° 23.772′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. It is in the Financial District. Marker is at the intersection of Drumm Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling north on Drumm Street. 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 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California Street Cable Cars Line (a few steps from this marker); San Francisco Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Gunnybags (about 600 feet away); The Abraham Lincoln Brigade (about 700 feet away); Freeway Supports (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Robert Lee Frost, 1874-1963 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, October 18, 2006
2. Robert Lee Frost, 1874-1963 Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,238 times since then and 212 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 18, 2020.   2. submitted on October 21, 2006, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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