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The Clock Tower

 
 
The Clock Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 23, 2013
1. The Clock Tower Marker
Inscription.
Built in 1915
in honor of
California Pioneer
Domingo Ghirardelli
1817-1894

Founder of
D. Ghirardelli Company
in 1852

Placed by
Landmarks Council of California
San Francisco - 1966

 
Erected 1966 by Landmarks Council of California.
 
Location. 37° 48.341′ N, 122° 25.351′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from North Point Street near Larkin Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrea's Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); First Ship into San Francisco Bay (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club (about 800 feet away); The South End Rowing Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Carpenter Shop... (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steam Donkey Engine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Triple-Expansion Steam Engine (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Francisco Bay "Ark" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  Visitor Info - History
The Clock Tower Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 23, 2013
2. The Clock Tower Marker - Wide View
The marker is located beneath the stairwell in the breezeway connecting the North Point Street entrance to the main plaza.
. Ghirardelli Square, considered the first successful adaptive reuse project in the country, has a history that spans more than a century and covers three continents. This specialty retail and dining complex, housing shops and restaurants, was originally a chocolate factory established by Domenico “Domingo” Ghirardelli. (Submitted on April 13, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Ghirardelli Clock Tower image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 23, 2013
3. The Ghirardelli Clock Tower
The clock tower forms part of the Ghirardelli retail complex, which is comprised of the former Pioneer Woolen Mills and Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory Buildings. Ghiradelli bought the mill complex and moved his chocolate factory to the site in 1894, with a number of buildings, including the clock tower, added in the following decades. In the early 1960's the former mill and factory buildings were converted into a retail and restaurant complex.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2013, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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