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Jack London

 
 
Jack London Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 12, 2009
1. Jack London Marker
Inscription.
To mark the birthplace
of the noted author
Jack London
January 12, 1876
The original home on this
site, then known as 615
Third Street was destroyed
in the fire of April 18, 1906

Placed by the
California Historical Society
January 12, 1953

 
Erected 1953 by California Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 46.796′ N, 122° 23.639′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Third Street and Brannan Street, on the right when traveling north on Third Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Third Street, San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California Electric Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southbeach Shoreline – 1852 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steamboat Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Garcia and Maggini Warehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chutchui and Sitlintac (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hawley Terminal Building
Jack London Marker - Wide Shot image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 12, 2009
2. Jack London Marker - Wide Shot
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Rammaytush (approx. 0.2 miles away); King Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the left of the front door.
 
Regarding Jack London.

Jack London (born January 12, 1876, died November 22, 1916), was an author of short stories and novels, of which the best known are perhaps Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf.

The "fire" of April 18, 1906 mentioned on the marker might be better thought of as The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, which destroyed much of San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jack London. Wikipedia.org's biography of Jack London. (Submitted on July 28, 2009.) 

2. The World of Jack London. A website of all things Jack London. Includes a biography, pictures, his writings, and various articles on his life and works. (Submitted on July 28, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
Jack London and Family image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1910?
3. Jack London and Family
This photo, courtesy of the Oakland History Room of the Oakland Public Library, depicts Jack London (right), with his wife, Charmian (holding the steering wheel), and his mother, Flora Wellman (backseat of car), as well as two unidentifed men, at Idora Park (an amusement park) in Oakland, around 1910.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,142 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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