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The Birthplace of a Great City

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 16, 2013
1. The Birthplace of a Great City Marker
Inscription. Here, June 25, 1835, William A. Richardson, founder of Yerba Buena, (later San Francisco) erected its first habitation, a tent dwelling, replacing it, in October 1835, by the first wooden house, and on this ground, in 1836, he erected the large adobe building, known as “Casa Grande.”
 
Erected by Northern Federation of Civic Organizations of San Francisco.
 
Location. 37° 47.681′ N, 122° 24.392′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Grant Avenue near Clay Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 823 Grant Avenue, San Francisco CA 94108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California Star (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of San Francisco’s First Book Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Raising of the American Flag (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the First Public School in California (about 300 feet away); Portsmouth Plaza (about 300 feet away); Andrew Smith Hallidie
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 16, 2013
2. The Birthplace of a Great City Marker
(about 400 feet away); First Chinese Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Alleyways in Chinatown (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is sometimes difficult to see as it is frequently obscured by a metal gate and merchandise.
 
Also see . . .  William Richardson and Yerba Buena Origins - Found SF. Smitten with the charms of Señorita Mara Antonia Martínez, Richardson quickly decided he wanted to stay in the area. Following the Comandante's advice, the Englishman headed for Monterey and on October 7 presented a petition to Governor Pablo Vicente de Sol asking for permission to settle in California. (Submitted on December 19, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
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 262 times since then and 40 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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