San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Mechanics’ Institute
The Gold Rush Trail
Location. 37° 47.335′ N, 122° 24.184′ W. Marker is in San Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57 Post Street, San Francisco CA 94104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Jose P. Rizal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); California Admission Day (about 400 feet away); Luisa Tetrazzini (about 400 feet away); Hobart Building (about 400 feet away); William Randolph Hearst (about 500 feet away); Sharon Building (about 600 feet away); Shreve & Co. (about 700 feet away); The Montgomery (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
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1. Mechanic's Institute History. It was organized in 1854 when San Francisco was a frontier community far removed from anywhere by a small group of citizens as a center for adult technical education. For five years, gold was the economic backbone of the town, but the ore of the Sierra placers began to run out. Shipping and trade were in a state of decline and at one point, one half of the city's population was unemployed. (Submitted on February 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. The Gold Rush Trail. The Mechanics' Institute is located on the Yerba Buena portion of the tour. (Submitted on February 22, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.