San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Businessman, City Councilman and mayoral candidate, Talbot H. Green, while at the high point of his career, was attending a charity ball, when confronted by a young woman before his friends and supporters. She denounced his as being Paul Geddes, the defaulting bank clerk who had absconded from Pennsylvania, deserting his wife and two children. The charge proved true, but Geddes, protesting his innocence, left for Panama to return East to clear his name. Green Street has already been named for this prominent pioneer citizen and San Franciscans kept his name, perhaps as a reminder that in this city of new arrivals, not every man came wearing his true identity.
“It’s an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world.” – Oscar Wilde
Erected by San Francisco Art Commission
Location. 37° 48.038′ N, 122° 23.946′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of The Embarcadero and Green Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Monica CA 90411, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Telegraph Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Italy Harbor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vallejo Street (about 300 feet away); Crimps and Dives (about 500 feet away); Business on the Wharf (about 500 feet away); Those Who Harvest the Sea (about 600 feet away); Buried Ships (about 600 feet away); Clark’s Point (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. These markers are embedded in the sidewalk.
Also see . . . Seventy-five Years in San Francisco, chapter 47 - sgGeneology. Sometime in 1850 Talbot H. Green was recognized by H. P. Hepburn, a lawyer from Philadelphia, who had known him at the East, as Paul Geddes, a defaulting bank clerk, who left a wife and children there. Hepburn was walking in Montgomery (Submitted on April 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on April 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.