San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
In February of 1853, the United States Topographical Engineers published their first detailed survey of the city, showing new streets, many named for army and navy officers. Fremont and Folsom were prominent officers; Harrison, Bryant and King held important city and port positions’ Spear and Brannon had been pioneers in Yerba Buena before San Francisco has its name.
“It is impossible to foretell what will be the ultimate result of this sudden development of wealth. It is sufficiently obvious, however, that the country will be prematurely filled by a restless, excitable, adventurous, and reckless population.” – Captain Joseph Folsom
Erected by San Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation Projects.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1853.
Location. 37° 47.438′ N, 122° 23.407′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Embarcadero and Folsom Street, on the right when traveling south on Embarcadero. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Shorey (within shouting distance of this marker); Hills Bros. Coffee Trademark (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 20,000 Years Ago (about 400 feet away); Fireboats on the Bay (about 400 feet away); Fast Tides, Frisky Winds & Wet Sails (about 400 feet away); Hills Brothers Coffee (about 500 feet away); Harrison Street (about 600 feet away); Howard Street (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The Folsom Street marker originally consisted of six plaques arranged in a 2 X 3 pattern. Two of the plaques, the top right plaque and the center right plaque, been lost due to the placement of some utility boxes.
Also see . . . Joseph Libbey Folsom - Wikipedia. Joseph Libbey Folsom... was a U.S. Army officer and real estate investor in the early days of California's statehood. He is the founder of what is now Folsom, California. Folsom's controversial purchase of Rancho Rio de los Americanos (Submitted on March 25, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 25, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.