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Piers 1½, 3 & 5

 
 
Piers 1½, 3 & 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 8, 2014
1. Piers 1½, 3 & 5 Marker
Inscription. Pier 1 ½ and Pier 3 were built in 1917-1919 for use by riverboats to connect San Francisco to Sacramento and the San Joaquin River. Pier 1 ½ was built as a passenger terminal while Pier 3 was used for freight. The central pavilion at Pier 3 is the dominant feature while the secondary openings provide additional access to the breezeway that separates the bulkhead buildings from the shed buildings and water. Decorative iron gates, salvaged during the 2005 renovation of Piers 1 ½, 3, and 5, provided security after regular business hours. This gateway was originally located within this passageway, below the segmented arch.
 
Erected by Port of San Francisco.
 
Location. 37° 47.839′ N, 122° 23.73′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on The Embarcadero near Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The River Lines (a few steps from this marker); Herb Caen Way (a few steps from this marker); The Embarcadero Freeway (about
Piers 1½, 3 & 5 National Register Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 8, 2014
2. Piers 1½, 3 & 5 National Register Marker
Piers 1½, 3 & 5
Central Embarcadero Pier Historic District
Listed in the
National Register
Of Historic Places

By the United States
Department of the Interior
2002
Constructed 1918
Rehabilitated 2006
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ferry Boats (about 400 feet away); Captain Leidesdorff (about 500 feet away); World War II (about 700 feet away); The Abraham Lincoln Brigade (about 700 feet away); Russian Navy Heroes (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the public promenade entrance way to Pier 1 1/2.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Piers 1½, 3 & 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 8, 2014
3. Piers 1½, 3 & 5 Marker
The marker is located at the far end of the gate.
Piers 1½ image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 8, 2014
4. Piers 1½
Piers 3 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 8, 2014
5. Piers 3
Piers 5 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 8, 2014
6. Piers 5
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 6, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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