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The Conservatory

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, January 6, 2014
1. The Conservatory Marker
Inscription. California’s first municipal greenhouse was completed in 1879. It was patterned after the Conservatory, Kew Gardens, England. A distinguished example of late-Victorian style using techniques of mass production and assembly of simple glass units, it was a gift to the City of San Francisco by public spirited citizens.
 
Erected 1970 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission and California Historical Society. (Marker Number CHL 840.)
 
Location. 37° 46.336′ N, 122° 27.605′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from John F. Kennedy Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The Conservatory is located in Golden Gate Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, San Francisco CA 94118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Francisco Lawn Bowling Clubhouse and Greens (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Public Children's Playground in the United States (approx. 0.3 miles away); Planning Golden Gate Park (approx. half a mile away); Migration of the Monastery Stones
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By Barry Swackhamer, January 14, 2014
2. The Conservatory Marker
(approx. half a mile away); The San Francisco Columbarium (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Doughboy (approx. ¾ mile away); St. John's Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); Former Site of Laurel Hill Cemetery (was approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mission & History - The Conservatory of Flowers. The Conservatory of Flowers has captivated guests for more than a century. This gem of Victorian architecture has a long and storied history, and is the oldest wood and glass conservatory in North America. As a city, state, and national historic landmark, the Conservatory remains one of the most beloved attractions in Golden Gate Park. (Submitted on January 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. The Conservatory of Flowers - Wikipedia. The Conservatory of Flowers is an elaborate Victorian greenhouse with a central dome rising nearly 60 feet (18 m) high and arch-shaped wings extending from it for an overall length of 240 feet (73 m). It sits atop a gentle slope overlooking Conservatory Valley. The
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By Barry Swackhamer, January 14, 2014
3. The Conservatory
structural members are articulated through one predominant form, a four-centered or Tudor arch.
(Submitted on January 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, January 14, 2014
4. The Conservatory
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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