San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Blanco's Café & Music Box
Uptown Tenderloin Lost Landmarks
— 1907 - 1940 —
French restaurant and “Parlor House”, Blanco's Cafe & Hotel was known as one of San Francisco's popular entertainment spots for the wealthy offering fine food, gambling and fancy women as a house of assignation. The great depression led to its 1933 closing. The Music Box took over in 1936 featuring burlesque performer Sally Rand who enticed clientele with risqué fan dances from 1939 until the establishment's 1940 closing.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 37° 47.1′ N, 122° 25.128′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 859 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco CA 94109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 851 O'Farrell Street (a few steps from this marker); Wally Heider Recording - 1969-1980 (approx. 0.2 miles away); 891 Post Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Midori Hotel Hotel Jefferson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King (approx. ¼ mile away); Blackhawk Jazz Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Oasis Apartments (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. Great American Music Hall. Jerry's Brokendown Palaces, Thursday, April 12, 2012. (Submitted on December 17, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Lost Landmarks. This marker is one of 9 Lost Landmark sidewalk plaques authorized by the Board of Supervisors on September 6, 2011. “These ‘Lost Landmark’ sites will greatly illuminate the forgotten history of these San Francisco sites of historic significance; now, therefore be it” (Submitted on December 17, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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