San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bustle of the City
Streetcars from Haight, Geary, Valencia, Castro, McAllister, Ocean Streets and elsewhere all converged at the Ferry Building, circa 1916. In its heyday in the early 1900s, more than 50 million ferry passengers passed through the Ferry Building annually, making it the second busiest transportation terminal in the world, behind Charing Cross in London.
Did you know...
The Ferry Building stands on a veritable forest of 5,117 piles driven deep into the underlying bay mud. When opened in 1898, the Ferry Building was the largest building built over the water anywhere in the world.
Erected by Port of San Francisco.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
Location. 37° 47.728′ N, 122° 23.634′ 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. Klebingat Recalls The City Front (a few steps from this marker); Signs of History (within shouting distance of this marker); Freeway Supports (within shouting distance of this marker); Splendid Survivor (within shouting distance of this marker); San Francisco Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Abraham Lincoln Brigade (about 300 feet away); Captain Leidesdorff (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Splendid Survivor (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. This marker is located in front of the San Francisco Ferry Building.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.