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Home of Benjamen Chinn

1921 – 2009

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 16, 2013
1. Home of Benjamen Chinn Marker
Inscription.
Photographer Benjamen Chinn was born, raised and spent virtually his entire live in this house. Chinn is best known for his iconic photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown and Paris, France.

 
Location. 37° 47.636′ N, 122° 24.302′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Commercial Street near Kearny Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 715 Commercial Street, San Francisco CA 94108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the First Public School in California (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Smith Hallidie (about 300 feet away); Site of San Francisco’s First Book Store (about 400 feet away); Portsmouth Plaza (about 400 feet away); Site of the Jenny Lind Theatre and San Francisco City Hall (about 400 feet away); Raising of the American Flag (about 400 feet away); Far East Café (about 500 feet away); Pony Express (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  Benjamen Chinn - Photographer. He was introduced to photography at the age of ten by his older brother, John, who
Home of Benjamen Chinn and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 16, 2013
2. Home of Benjamen Chinn and Marker
taught him how to develop and print photos. Together the two assembled a darkroom in the basement of the family home. Throughout his photographic career, Ben, an engineer by training, would become known for his skills in the darkroom.
(Submitted on December 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. photographer
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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