“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Native Sons Building

Native Sons Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
1. Native Sons Building Marker
Originally dedicated Sept. 15, 1912
Rededicated on the 100th anniversary Sept. 16, 2012 in memory of those who had the foresight to construct this building.

Directors 1912
James D. Phelan • Chas. M. Belshaw • Lewis F. Byington • Louis Nonnenmann • Adolph Eberhart • H.G.W. Dinkelspiel • Chas. D. Steiger • Joseph B. Keenan • Edward J. Lynch • Daniel F. Murden • William D. Hynes • William J. Wynn • T.B. Evans • George W. Lippmann • Angelo J. Rossi • Richard D. Barton • C.F. Buttle • George B. Barber • George F. Welch • Walter J. Wolf • Chas. H. Heyer • James A. Wilson • Henry F. Pernau • Roland M. Rochs • Ellis A. Blackman • William Caubu • Frank I. Gonzalez • Andrew S. Groth • Louis H. Mooser • B.F. Hanlon • Alex. McCulloch • Phil Cohen • H.S. Spaulding • Thomas C. Conmy • Edward J. Barton • William E. Foley • George W. Spiller • P.J. Walker • J.B. Stoval

Directors 2012

Joseph Ursino • Peter Samardizch • Robert Fletcher • Philip D. Wong • Robert Santos • Joe Rinaldi • Dennis Davidson • Jere J. Driscoll • Dennis McLaughlin • Herman Scholz • Harry Smith • Anthony Marotto • Ed Ness

Native Sons of the Golden West

Native Sons Building

Originally erected 1896 – Destroyed by fire after the 1906 Earthquake
Native Sons Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
2. Native Sons Building Marker
– Rebuilt 1912 – Dedicated by S.F. Hall Association 9-15-1912
It stands here as a tribute to those who contributed to the discovery, civilization, and glory of California and to the Native Sons of the Golden West who through its precepts of friendship, loyalty, and charity, forever, will keep alive the history and glory of our beloved California.

Rededicated March 11, 1992
Thomas W. Perazzo, Grand President, N.S.G.W.

Erected 1992 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 37° 47.241′ N, 122° 24.59′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Mason Street and Geary Street, on the right when traveling north on Mason Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 Mason Street, San Francisco CA 94102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Isadora Duncan (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); History of Union Square (about 500 feet away); Metropolitan Club (about 700 feet away); Dewey Monument
Native Sons Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 10, 2014
3. Native Sons Building
(about 700 feet away); Hotel Winton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mayors of San Francisco (approx. 0.2 miles away); John's Grill (approx. 0.2 miles away); “The D’Arcy Building” (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. Dedication of N.S.G.W. Building (1912). The new Native Sons’ Building, just completed and situated on the east side of Mason Street, between Geary and Post Streets, is unquestionably the best appointed and arranged fraternal building in California, and for the lodge and social purposes the most centrally located of any in San Francisco. (Submitted on February 21, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. History of the Native Sons Building. From the dedication ceremony program 1912: Since the destruction of the Native Sons’ Building by the fire of April 18, 1906, it has been the desire of the members to see erected in this city, and upon the lot where that building stood, a home for the fraternity, within which the local lodges may meet and where members from all over California may find an hospitable welcome amidst pleasant and comfortable surroundings. That desire has now been realized. (Submitted on April 19, 2018, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
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