San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
In February of 1853, the United States Topographical Engineers published their first detailed survey of the city, showing new streets, many named for army and navy officers. Fremont and Folsom were prominent officers; Harrison, Bryant and King held important city and port positions’ Spear and Brannon had been pioneers in Yerba Buena before San Francisco has its name.
Quartermaster’s Clerk of the Stevenson Regiment of First New York Volunteers, Edward H. Harrison came from an obscure past to occupy a respectable role in the nascent civic affairs of San Francisco, becoming Port Collector in 1848 before returning to the East in 1850. Harrison typified the ordinary men of the Stevenson Regiment recruited from the Irish mechanics of New York, who arrived in California too late 1847 to affect the course of the War with Mexico, but stayed to rise to prominence in the state.
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Erected by San Francisco Art Commission for the Waterfront Transportation Projects.
Location. 37° 47.367′ N, 122° 23.315′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Embarcadero and Harrison Street, on the right when traveling south on Embarcadero. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94105, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hills Brothers Coffee (within shouting distance of this marker); Fireboats on the Bay (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spear Street (about 600 feet away); Folsom Street (about 600 feet away); Captain Shorey (about 700 feet away); 20,000 Years Ago Waterfront Railroad (about 800 feet away); Bryant Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on April 1, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 25, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.