San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
This marker consists of six plaques arranged in a 2 X 3 pattern. The top left plaque is the title plaque and may contain some text. The top right plaque displayed an arrow which points in the direction of the named street. Other plaques contain biographical information on the person for whom the street is named, appropriate quotation(s) and relevant illustrations, cast in bronze.
Businessman, City Councilman and mayoral candidate, Talbot H. Green, while at the high point of his career, was attending a charity ball, when confronted by a young woman before his friends and supporters. She denounced his as being Paul Geddes, the defaulting bank clerk who had absconded from Pennsylvania, deserting his wife and two children. The charge proved true, but Geddes, protesting his innocence, left for Panama to return East to clear his name. Green Street has already been named for this prominent pioneer citizen and San Franciscans kept his name, perhaps as a reminder that in this city of new arrivals, not every man came wearing his true identity.
“It’s an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco.
Erected by San Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation Projects.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 48.038′ N, 122° 23.946′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of The Embarcadero and Green Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Monica CA 90411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Telegraph Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Italy Harbor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vallejo Street (about 300 feet away); Crimps and Dives (about 500 feet away); Business on the Wharf (about 500 feet away); Those Who Harvest the Sea (about 600 feet away); Buried Ships (about 600 feet away); Clark’s Point (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. These markers are embedded in the sidewalk.
Also see . . . Seventy-five Years in San Francisco, chapter 47. sgGeneology website entry:
Sometime in 1850 Talbot H. Green was recognized by H. P. Hepburn, a lawyer from Philadelphia, who had known him at the East, as Paul Geddes, a defaulting bank clerk, (Submitted on April 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on April 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.