San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
for being over frisky,
why did he burn the churches down
and save Hotaling's Whiskey?"
Erected 1992 by E Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 47.786′ N, 122° 24.172′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Jackson Street and Hotaling Place on Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 451 Jackson Street, San Francisco CA 94111, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Banking Firm of Pioche et Bayerque (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Bank of Lucas, Turner & Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); 56 Gold Street First Jewish Religious Services (within shouting distance of this marker); The Salvation Army (within shouting distance of this marker); The Black Cat Café (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Graceful Brick Building (about 300 feet away); The Montgomery Block (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
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1. Historic American Building Survey Record for the Hotaling Building. Includes 3 photos and 9 pages of information on the Hotaling Building.Statement of significance: Begun in 1866, it represents an especially fine example of the rich Italianate buildings of brick, with cast iron facades, which dominated commercial design in the 1860s and 1870s. Its builder was Anson Parsons Hotaling, head of A.P. Hotaling Company, wholesale dealers in siprits and tobacco. After a long and active career as the headquarters of the firm, the building entered a period of gradual decline following the fire of 1906. Its revival to glory, in a form which actually far surpassed the ambition of (Submitted on February 9, 2011.)
2. Old Potrero Single Malt Hotalings Whiskey. Anchor Steam Brewery has produced a single-malt whiskey to commemorate the original Hotaling's. Except, as they note, the famed bit of verse may not have referred to Hotaling's: "Much of the rescued Hotaling's whiskey was bottled and sold under the brand name, 'Old Kirk.' In Charles K. Field's autobiography, 'The Story of Cheerio by Himself,' Field himself recalls the last line of his earthquake poem as having referred to Old Kirk rather than Hotaling's. The Hotaling's version, however—due in part to A.P. Hotaling & Co.'s own post-quake marketing efforts—stuck." (Submitted on February 9, 2011.)
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