San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected by San Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1848.
Location. 37° 47.763′ N, 122° 23.712′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from The Embarcadero near Washington Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Embarcadero Freeway (within shouting distance of this marker); The Abraham Lincoln Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Herb Caen Way (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pier 1, Working Waterfront: Design and Construction (about 400 feet away); Fruit Seller (about 400 feet away); Freeway Supports (about 400 feet away); Klebingat Recalls The City Front (about 400 feet away); Piers 1½, 3 & 5 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. This marker is embedded in the sidewalk in front of Sue Bierman Park.
Also see . . . Leidesdorff, William Alexander (1810-1848) - BlackPast. Although little remembered today, Leidesdorff was a social, economic and political force in pre-gold rush San Francisco, with a number of “firsts” credited to his name. When he was named the U.S. Vice Consul to Mexico in 1845, he became the nation’s first African American diplomat. (Submitted on April 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on April 22, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.