San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mark Hopkins Hotel
In 1924 he built the Canterbury Hotel and operated it for four years and in 1929 bought the Fairmont Hotel which he operated for twelve years.
A modest man, George D. Smith was a tireless hotel and civic leader known for initiative, resourcefulness and never-failing kindness.
Erected by The Smith Family.
Location. 37° 47.506′ N, 122° 24.63′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on California Street near Mason Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 999 California 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 Mark Hopkins Institute of Art (here, next to this marker); Huntington Park/Fountain of the Tortoises Unsung Heros (about 700 feet away); Crocker Mansions (approx. 0.2 miles away); Metropolitan Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miles Archer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Louis Stevenson (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Chinese Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . OnThe Mark - Forbes. Death. Lust. Wealth. Natural disaster. The history of San Francisco’s Mark Hopkins Hotel goes back 127 years and reads like a good, old-fashioned bodice-ripper. (Submitted on January 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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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 233 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.