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Cadillac Hotel

Uptown Tenderloin Historic District

 

óc. 1907 ó

 
Cadillac Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 9, 2013
1. Cadillac Hotel Marker
Inscription. Designed by Frederick H. Mayer in 1907. First structure built in the Uptown Tenderloin after San Francisco's 1906 earthquake and fire. San Francisco Landmark No. 176. Boxer Muhammed Ali (known as Cassius Clay at the time) trained in the Hotel's Newman's Gym in 1960 after winning an Olympic gold medal. Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead founder/musician, lived here in 1961.

This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Uptown Tenderloin, Incorporated.
 
Location. 37° 47.032′ N, 122° 24.835′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Eddy Street and Leavenworth Street on Eddy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 380 Eddy Street, San Francisco CA 94102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hamlin Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Hotel Jefferson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dancing, Roller Skating & Bowling (about 400 feet away); The Screening Room - 1966-1980's (about 500 feet away); Page Hotel (about
Cadillac Hotel Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 9, 2013
2. Cadillac Hotel Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here, just to the right of the third arch in the middle of the picture.
500 feet away); Oasis Apartments (about 500 feet away); Antonia Manor (about 500 feet away); Former Film Exchange (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cadillac Hotel. Mark Ellinger's Up From The Deep blog entry provides a history of the Cadillac Hotel. On Newman's Gym: "...For sixty years Newmanís Gym was the training ground for hundreds of local boxers and numerous world heavyweight champions, including Sonny Liston, George Foreman, and Gerry Cooney. Nineteen-year-old Cassius Clay (the future Muhammad Ali) was Billy Newmanís guest at the gym for several days in 1960, when he was stranded at the San Francisco Airport on his way home from the Rome Olympics with a gold medal and no cash. Legendary jazz artist Miles Davis would often spar at Newmanís when he was in town for a gig. According to gym director Don Stewart, Davis was a very capable boxer who would say to his sparring partners, “Donít hit me in the face. Iíve got to play tonight.” The oldest boxing gym in America moved in 1984 from the Cadillac to 136 Leavenworth, where it continued to operate until the passing of Don
Cadillac Hotel - Looking Northeast Across Leavenworth Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 9, 2013
3. Cadillac Hotel - Looking Northeast Across Leavenworth Street
Stewart in 1995."
(Submitted on March 26, 2013.) 

2. The Cadillac Hotel. The Hotel's website: "...The historic Cadillac Hotel was the first non-profit “Single-Residence Occupancy” (SRO) hotel West of the Mississippi. It provides supportive housing for approximately 160 tenants and is an official San Francisco landmark. Built the year after the 1906 earthquake, the Cadillac was home to wealthy visitors in the first part of the 20th century...." (Submitted on March 26, 2013.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 509 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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