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Luisa Tetrazzini

 
 
Luisa Tetrazzini Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
1. Luisa Tetrazzini Marker
Inscription.
To Remember
Christmas Eve • 1910
when
Luisa Tetrazzini
sang to the people
of San Francisco
on this spot

 
Location. 37° 47.273′ N, 122° 24.201′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Market Street near Kearny Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 690 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Randolph Hearst (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mechanics’ Institute (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Jose P. Rizal (about 400 feet away); Sharon Building (about 600 feet away); California Admission Day (about 600 feet away); Shreve & Co. (about 700 feet away); The Montgomery (about 700 feet away); Hobart Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the top of Lotta's Fountain.
 
Also see . . .
1. Luisa Tetrazzini's gift ends S.F. era on high note - SF Gate. There was a huge throng present that night - some said as many as 250,000 people
Luisa Tetrazzini Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
2. Luisa Tetrazzini Marker
Lotta's Fountain
- but they are all gone now and only the memory remains, like the ghost of Christmas past.
(Submitted on February 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Lusia Tetrazzini. Tetrazzini's voice was remarkable for its phenomenal flexibility, thrust, steadiness and thrilling tone. She enjoyed a highly successful operatic and concert career in Europe and America from the 1890s through to the 1920s, but her final years were marred by poverty and ill health. (Submitted on February 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

3. Lotta's Fountain. It should tell one something about San Francisco in the 1870s that the monument was given to the city not by a politician or captain of industry, but by a famous Vaudeville performer, Lotta Crabtree. Lotta loved the city and had gotten her start there during the Gold Rush days, when she would dance on barrels in saloons for miners who would throw gold nuggets at her feet. (Submitted on February 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Lotta's Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
3. Lotta's Fountain
Presented
to the Citizens
of
San Francisco
by
Lotta
1875

-medallion on the fountain
Luisa Tetrazzini singing in San Francisco image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, December 24, 1910
4. Luisa Tetrazzini singing in San Francisco
Luisa Tetrazzini image. Click for full size.
By N/a, circa n/a
5. Luisa Tetrazzini
Lotta Crabtree image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
6. Lotta Crabtree
Luisa Tetrazzini image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 16, 2015
7. Luisa Tetrazzini
Relief by Haig Patigian, 1911
Close-up of image on marker
Luisa Tetrazzini Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 16, 2015
8. Luisa Tetrazzini Marker

To
Remember
Christmas Eve • 1910
when
Luisa Tetrazzini
Sang to the people
of San Francisco
On This Spot
Presentation Plaque - 1875 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 16, 2015
9. Presentation Plaque - 1875

Presented
to the Citizens
of
San Francisco
by
Lotta
1875
Close-up of Medallion on Lotta's Fountain
Reconstruction Plaque, 1916 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 16, 2015
10. Reconstruction Plaque, 1916

Reconstructed
by
The Path-of-Gold
Festival Committee
October
4 - 5 - 1916
Close-up of Medallion on Lotta's Fountain
Clipper Ship image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
11. Clipper Ship
Close-up of Medallion on Lotta's Fountain
49ers image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
12. 49ers
Close-up of Medallion on Lotta's Fountain
Griffin image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 16, 2015
13. Griffin
Detail of Lotta's Fountain
Flower image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 18, 2015
14. Flower
Detail of Lotta's Fountain
<i>The San Francisco Call</i>, Dec. 25, 1910. image. Click for full size.
By LOC, Chronicling America
15. The San Francisco Call, Dec. 25, 1910.

“Flashlight of Mme. Luisa Tetrazzini and Mayor P.H. McCarthy”

“Tetrazzini's Voice Thrills Multitude and Turns City into Vast Opera House”

“Diva Sings Gloriously to Stilled Throngs”

“Treasure of Song Fills Ears of City”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 67 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on November 22, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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