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William Alexander Leidesdorff

1810 – 1849

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 16, 2013
1. William Alexander Leidesdorff Marker
Inscription.  
Builder • Entrepreneur • Visionary
Pioneer San Franciscan • African-American

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 47.631′ N, 122° 24.124′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Leidesdorff Street near Sacramento Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 198 Leidesdorff 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. Site of What Cheer House (a few steps from this marker); "The Family" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (about 300 feet away); Bank of California (about 300 feet away); Site of First U.S. Branch Mint (about 400 feet away); Hudson's Bay Company (about 400 feet away); Site of Ship Niantic (about 400 feet away); Bank of Italy (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  William Alexander Leidesdorff - Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco
William Alexander Leidesdorff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 16, 2013
2. William Alexander Leidesdorff Marker
. No nationality or racial minority migrating to the state could wish to have a more distinguished antecedent. Born in the Virgin Islands, the gifted son of William Leidesdorff, a Danish sugar planter, and Anna Marie Spark, a native woman having Negro blood, Leidesdorff found his way to California as early as 1841. (Submitted on December 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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