San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Native Sons Building
Rededicated on the 100th anniversary Sept. 16, 2012 in memory of those who had the foresight to construct this building.
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
Originally erected 1896 – Destroyed by fire after the 1906 Earthquake
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 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 DArcy Building” (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
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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.)
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.