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San Francisco Centre

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2014
1. San Francisco Centre Marker
Inscription. This site was dedicated for public school use in 1858. Two schools were established on this site: Webster Primary School (1860 to 1906) and Lincoln Grammar School (1865 to 1906). In 1874 the Board of Education leased the Market Street frontage for commercial development. After the 1906 earthquake, the entire site was leased with the provision and foresight that the income derived from this property would benefit the public school students of San Francisco. This spirit and dedication continues.
 
Erected 1989 by San Francisco Board of Education.
 
Location. 37° 47.072′ N, 122° 24.433′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Market Street near Powell Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 865 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parrot Building (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Ignatius College (within shouting distance of this marker); John's Grill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Barbary Coast Trail (about
San Francisco Centre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2014
2. San Francisco Centre Marker
600 feet away); Hotel Bristol (about 600 feet away); Ambassador Hotel (about 700 feet away); 49 Fourth Street (about 700 feet away); West Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .  Westfield San Francisco Centre History. Forest City Enterprises and The Westfield Group began a $460 million transformation to reopen the monumental location in 2006. During the revitalization, the building's neoclassical facade and dome were beautifully restored, while the interior was rebuilt to meet the highest seismic standards. The legendary Dome now reigns as the stunning landmark of the Centre. (Submitted on March 26, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 20, 2014
3. Plaque above San Francisco Centre Marker
Richard E. Green – Visionary

Richard E. Green was Vice-Chairman of Westfield America, Inc. and a visionary retail real estate developer whose leadership, innovation and determination helped shape retail facilities nationwide, transforming shopping ventures into cultural, social and economic communities.
With his lifelong love for the City of San Francisco, it was Richard’s vision to seamlessly integrate Westfield’s San Francisco Centre and the Emporium Building by preserving the history and dignity of the old Emporium building with the rebirth of its inspiring dome, united with the most modern concepts in shopping, design, dining and entertainment. A world-renowned destination was created that will stand as an enduring tribute to Richard E. Green, his love of retailing and his creative genius.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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