San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art
In February 1893, Mr. Edward F. Searles donated the Hopkins Mansion to the University of California in trust for the San Francisco Art Institute for the “instruction in and illustration of the fine arts, music and literature,” and as San Francisco’s first cultural center.
Erected 1961 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the San Francisco Art Institute, the Mark Hopkins Hotel, and California Historical Society. (Marker Number CHL 754.)
Location. 37° 47.506′ N, 122° 24.629′ 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. Mark Hopkins Hotel (here, next to this marker); Huntington Park/Fountain of the Tortoises (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Unsung Heros (about 700 feet away); Crocker Mansions (approx. 0.2 miles away); Metropolitan Club (approx. 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 . . . San Francisco Art Institute. In 1893 the association (San Francisco Art Institute) and school (California School of Design) moved into the former Mark Hopkins mansion on Nob Hill, and the facility was renamed the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art. Although the Great Earthquake destroyed the mansion and the school in 1906, a new building was erected on the site a year later, and the school was renamed the San Francisco Institute of Art. (Submitted on January 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
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 299 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.