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Elixir

 
 
Elixir Marker image. Click for full size.
By Juan Candelaria
1. Elixir Marker
Inscription. This is the second oldest known continually operating Saloon location in San Francisco and a centerpiece of the Mission Dolores Neighborhood. On this site Francis Daneal's "bar-room" was listed in the 1858 edition of the San Francisco Registry. Right at this corner in 1851 is also where the Mission Plank Road began, making it quite possible that a saloon was here earlier than 1858. Research has shown that this location has changed ownership and names throughout the years but has always remained a drinking establishment. Owners of note from the past include Francis Daneal (1858-1875), Hugh Mooney (1875-1893), Patrick McGinnis (1893-1933), Thomas Sheehan (1934-1938), Florence and Swede (1966-1984), and William Carlson/Birute Cassidy (1990-2003).

McGinnis rebuilt the place after it burnt down during the 1906 Earthquake by building it inside a more grandiose building designed by Brainerd Jones which is the basis of what we see today. The location also survived the "Noble Experiment" of prohibition under auspices of a "soft drink parlor".

In 2003 H. Joseph Ehrmann bought the place and closed its doors in order to restore the saloon to its original Victorian glory whose design lay buried under nearly 100 years of use. After it reopened under the name Elyxir, it became a pioneer in the revival of the cocktail culture, and eventually

Elixir Saloon image. Click for full size.
2. Elixir Saloon
Main entrance with marker on the left.
earning recognition as a San Francisco Legacy Bar in 2011.

Dedicated March 18th 6022 (2017) By Capitulus Redivivus Mother Lodge Yerba Buena #1 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampsus Vitus Credo Quia Absurdum
 
Erected 2017 by Capitulus Redivivus Mother Lodge Yerba Buena #1 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 45.892′ N, 122° 25.46′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of 16th Street and Guerrero Street, on the left when traveling east on 16th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the left of the main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3200 16th Street, San Francisco CA 94103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Coast Miwok (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Original Mission Dolores Chapel and Dolores Lagoon / Rammaytush (about 600 feet away); The Frank J. Portman Memorial Diorama (about 700 feet away); El Camino Real (about 700 feet away); Misión San Francisco de Asís

Elixir Saloon Sign image. Click for full size.
3. Elixir Saloon Sign
(about 700 feet away); Fray Francisco Palou, O.F.M. (about 700 feet away); La Misión San Francisco de Asís (approx. 0.2 miles away); Guillermo Granizo (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Elixir Saloon image. Click for full size.
By John Torro Ortiz NGH #70 Yerba Buena #1
4. Elixir Saloon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California.   2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2017.   4. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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